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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Quiz Night

 

South Witham First Responders February Quiz Night this coming Friday, 28th February.

Come down to the Blue Cow for 8 pm and help us raise funds for our group. Teams of up to 6, only £2 per person.

There will also be a raffle and the Jackpot Rollover which stands at £53 plus whatever is contributed to this on the night.

Friday, 28 February, 2014 - 20:00

First Responders Monthly Quiz Nights

This is the start of South Witham First Responders Group's monthly Quiz Nights of 2014.

As usual it will be held at the Blue Cow, starting at 8 pm, teams of up to 6 and £2 per person. There will be a raffle and also the Jackpot Rollover Raffe, which stands at £32. Come along and join us. We raised £1171 from our 2013 quizzes and would love to beat that total this year.  Also if anyone is interested in knowing more or thinking of becoming a Responder, there will be several members of our Group there who will be able to give you information and advice.

Friday, 31 January, 2014 - 20:00
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