April 2022 - Happy 10th Birthday Southwater CFR's 

On the 1st of April 2012 the Southwater Community First Responders (CFR) team came into being. The team was founded, and led until 2020, by Southwater resident Pauline Flores-Moore. Over the past 10 years the team have been proud to attend countless emergency calls not only in the parish but also neighbouring towns and villages. In addition they maintain a network of 13 Public Access Defibrillators (PADs) across the parish, provide Basic Life Support/PAD training whilst raising funds for vital equipment and additional PADs. During the pandemic they supported the South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) by manning Welfare Vehicles, repositioning ambulances, delivering lateral flow test kits and performing temperature testing.  


There are currently 4 responding members

  • Angela Small, 14 years and Team leader

  • Nick Dowling, 7 years, and Tutor

  • Simon Francis 5 years and Senior Team Leader for Gatwick & Redhill Operating Unit

  • Michael Durant 5 years 

Rob Warde is a non-responding volunteer who joined in 2020 to support the charities online presence and fundraising. 

 

Southwater Community First Responders is a registered charity (# 1127511) and is largely self funding.  The charity helps support additional activities such as the Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) project. The trustees are Peter Buckley, Anthony Bull, Nancy Brock, Damian Cecil, Nick Dowling, Pauline Flores-Moore, Angela Small, Claire Vickers, Neil Worth and Rob Warde. With the fabulous support it gets from the village the team is in good shape to carry on supporting the local community when medical emergencies strike.

For more information or to find out how you can support the organisation go to our website www.southwaterresponders.org

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February 2022 - Thank you Simon

All our Public Access Defibrillators (PADs) in Southwater Parish need to be serviced on a regular basis. This involves a visual inspection, rigorous testing and the replacement of consumables such as pads and batteries. As we have 13 PADs in the network it takes the best part of a day to visit them all. Simon Francis, one of our First Responder volunteers has taken responsibility for this and does so in his spare time.


Simon is a director of the Horsham based company Trimbio, which supplies and services medical equipment. This means he has an excellent working knowledge of PADs and has been able to arrange for the loan of parts at short notice while we await replacements. He has also helped with the recycling of older PADs which provides a small return on the original investment, and is environmentally friendly too! 


We would like to share our appreciation for the important work that Simon does on our behalf ensuring all our PADs are in perfect working order 24/7.   Thank you to Simon and all of the CFR volunteers.
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February 2022 - Awareness Training Salisbury Road

Following the installation of a Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) in Salisbury Road (Tower Hill), the Southwater Community First Responders held familiarisation sessions for over 40 residents on Saturday. Nick Dowling ran the sessions and although a very cold morning the training was well attended. We would like to thank everyone who came along. 


The defibrillator was donated by Tony Bull, a resident and trustee of the Southwater Community Responders, in memory of his wife Susan, who sadly passed away in October last year.

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January 2022 - Team Meeting

We held our January Team Meeting on Thursday 27th january. It was great to meet everyone and catch up. Nick Dowling facilitated a Basic Life Support Assessment which we passed with flying colours

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