Community First Responder Group
Are you interested in supporting our community to provide emergency medical response assistance until the emergency services arrive?
A CFR scheme exists which covers Shotley and Shotley Gate. It is a group of volunteers who meet, usually on a monthly basis, to sort out a rota, support each other and to keep skills up-to-date.
Mostly, response is to 999 calls for breathing and heart problems. The group has a full kit which includes a defibrillator and oxygen. Full training and skill assessment is provided by the Ambulance Service to new volunteers.
Whilst the group aspires to providing 24/7 cover, the rota depends entirely on volunteers providing what cover they can around their usual commitments.