South Witham - LIVES - First Responders

Lincolnshire Integrated Voluntary Emergency Service – LIVES

South Witham First Responders

 

You will probably have heard of LIVES.

 

LIVES Medics & First Responders are all volunteers who give up their time to respond to emergencies all over Lincolnshire.

 

When you dial 999 not only will an ambulance be mobilised, but at the same time, the LIVES volunteers on call here in South Witham will also receive notification that you need their help. The rural location of some of the villages in the county may mean that sometimes people will need to wait longer than others for an ambulance to arrive. These extra minutes can be vital to a patient, and in extreme circumstances this could mean the difference between life and death. The LIVES First Responders aim to be by your side within 5- 6 minutes of you making that 999 call.

 

When the LIVES First Responder reaches you, they are trained and equipped to provide care to the patient whilst waiting for the ambulance to arrive. All First Responders provide emergency care to an adult with cardiac arrest, breathing difficulties, chest pains, collapsing and fits. More experienced First Responders undergo further training to allow them to deal with all of the above conditions in children and patients with traumatic injuries.

 

If you would like to become a LIVES First Responder, you need no experience as full training will be given if required. You only need to give as much or as little time as you can spare, in any of the voluntary capacities.

 

If you would like just to volunteer as a helper to help raise funds for our group, then that is just as important. At present most of the funds for the South Witham group are raised at the monthly quiz at The Blue Cow Inn on the last Friday of every month. However we are looking to involve more of the businesses in the village with our fund raising.

 

If you would like any further information, about anything to do with LIVES, then please contact us via the following email address swfr.email@gmail.com

 

Thank you

 

Dave Parish

Coordinator

 

South Witham First Responders

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