Milestone marking lifesavers looking for new team members

2014 saw the 10th year of operation of November Zulu 452, the East of England Ambulance Trust'�s com

2014 saw the 10th year of operation of November Zulu 452, the East of England Ambulance Trust'�s community responder scheme that sees specially trained volunteers dispatched to 999 calls from Woodbridge and surrounding areas. They have recently recruited one new member who has just completed his training and is shadowing the other two members of the team. L-R Kieran Jopling, Trevor Hammond, Herman Hadley, Paul Cherry. - Credit: Archant

A team of volunteer medics celebrating a decade of saving lives are looking for new recruits to join their ranks.

This year was the 10th anniversary of the November Zulu 452 community responder scheme, which sees trained volunteers go to 999 calls in the Woodbridge area, dealing with cardiac arrest, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, severe allergic reactions, diabetic emergencies, unconsciousness, stroke and falls. They have responded to thousands of calls and have restarted the heart of more than 20 people. But the search is on for recruits after the recent loss of two members.

For more about being a volunteer and receiving full training, visit eastamb.nhs.uk/get-involved/community-first-responders.htm or email coordinator Paul Cherry at paul_j_cherry@yahoo.co.uk.


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