Dorset engineer recognised for volunteer work.
We’re extremely proud to share that a member of our team, Chris Lamb and his teammates have been recognised as the best Community First Responder (CFR) team for the area of Dorset. The award was presented to Chris and his fellow teammates (pictured below) by Chief Executive of South Western Ambulance Service, Ken Wenman (pictured with Chris) at a recent ceremony.
Chris is based out of our office in the South West and as well as providing our clients with expert BMS knowledge and skills, he also volunteers as a Community First Responder.
What is a Community First Responder?
Dorset, Chris’ home county falls under the care of South West Ambulance Service NHS Trust. Whilst it’s one of the UK’s most picturesque counties, it’s also incredibly rural which can often mean that receiving first aid quickly can be difficult. A Community First Responder is a volunteer that can be dispatched by an ambulance control centre to attend local emergencies.
CFRs are trained to deliver life-saving or urgent treatments for conditions such as cardiac arrests, strokes, fitting or patients with chest pains or breathing difficulties.
We’re extremely proud of Chris. The award that he and his CFR team have received is a great representation of the kind of guy that he is. It’s no surprise to us that he has been recognised for his efforts as a CFR, his care, dedication and contribution to his community is truly admirable.
Paul Summers, CEO – Aimteq
More information on Community First Responders
CFR programmes are run by your local NHS trust ambulance service. If you’re from Chris’ region, the South West, more information can be found here. If you’re not from Chris’ region, there’s still plenty of information available via Google (other search engines are available). Failing that, St. John’s Ambulance also run their own CSF programme – find out more here.