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Rutland Community First Responders log over 500 hours in June

By Evie Payne

8th Jul 2024 | Local News

The responders are logged on to assist with medical emergencies all year round. Image credit: Rutland Community First Responders.
The responders are logged on to assist with medical emergencies all year round. Image credit: Rutland Community First Responders.

Despite members of the team taking "much needed" holiday, the Rutland Community First Responders logged 514.5 hours of responding time in June, attending to a range of cases across the county.

The Rutland Community First Responders are volunteers who give their time freely to help save lives in their community. Responders are everyday members of the general public who are trained in the use of Automated External Defibrillators and the treatment and control of a wide range of potentially life threatening conditions.

The team said: "Our responder group members have busy lives and families so we had some holidays last month (much needed) but we still managed 514.5 hours responding."

In these hours, they attended 63 patients and spent 149 hours covering first aid and supporting Cubs with CPR and training.

Cases attended by the team include:

  • Strokes
  • TIA
  • Cardiac issues
  • Seizures
  • Chest pains
  • Chest infection
  • DIB
  • Collapses
  • Abdominal pain
  • Epistaxis
  • Falls
  • Allergic reaction
  • Diabetes
  • Anxiety
  • Tachycardia
  • Sepsis
  • Vertigo

They concluded: "We are determined to ensure we make time to make a difference in our lovely community."

Find out more about the Rutland Community First Responders here.

     

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