A Devon and Cornwall PCSO hopes his story of domestic abuse survival will encourage people to seek help.
Devon: First Responders Needed
First Responders Recruitment
The Responder Team at South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) is asking people to assist them in their ongoing quest to save lives in a very hands-on way.
Across North Devon there are currently around 55 Community First Responders (CFRs) working in a total of 20 groups. SWASFT is inviting more people to express an interest in the scheme and become a CFR.
CFRs attend particular types of medical emergencies where it is essential for the patient to receive immediate life-saving care.
This includes conditions such as:
- cardiac arrest
- chest pain
- breathing difficulties
- unconscious patients fitting
CFRs are not sent to particular types of incidents, due to concerns for their personal or scene safety - these include:
road traffic collisions
excess drugs or alcohol incidents
You do not need any previous medical training to become a CFR.
SWASFT currently has a whole host of people available to save lives in their local community, including nurses, engineers, postal workers and teachers.
You do need: a full driving licence good interpersonal and communication skills the ability to observe and accurately record details the ability to take the lead and remain calm in pressured situations.
Anyone interested in becoming a Community First Responder or finding out more information about having a defibrillator available in their local community, then they are strongly encouraged to get in touch with SWASFT, either by visiting the website www.swast.nhs.uk or calling 01392 261647
Our local emergency services have launched their campaign to warn drivers of the risks of drinking, or taking drugs, and driving.
Government money to help strengthen the line after damaged caused by storms
A Devon mum who's daughter's was hit in the face by a firework tells Heart there should only be organised displays.
Recently Played Tracks
Deposit £10 to get a £40 Welcome Bonus - That's £50 to play bingo, slots and more!*
Over 50 tracks to make you feel-good. New album out now...
Find your local four day weather report here.
What's happening on the roads where you are?
Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.
Find out more about some of the companies advertising on Heart.
Get some great ideas on how to advertise your business on radio, online and on mobile.