November 2019

Local Support

 

We are delighted to have learned that we will be one of the Lintot Sq Coop's three community projects - chosen by staff - to get funding during 2019-2020.
When Coop members buy (selected) Coop products the Coop donates 1% to local causes. This has resulted in tens of thousands of pounds being handed back to Southwater charities since the scheme started.

For 2019/20 the three projects are:
The Youth Project
Castlewood School
Community First Responders

If you are a Coop member you now need to log in to your account and select the cause you would like to support.

If you use the Lintot Sq Coop regularly but aren't already a member you should consider becoming one as you will: receive a 5% rebate into your membership account on most spend, get special offers promotions and discounts, and be able to contribute 1% to local causes.
Funding Southwater Community Responders receive this year is likely to go towards:
Replacing some soon to be out-of-date defibs
Providing kit for new team members
Increasing our range of training aids and materials.
All of which helps us save lives, and promote well-being & recovery by providing greater levels of emergency care in the village.

A huge thank you to the store staff for selecting us, it makes a world of difference!

October 2019

New Team Member

 

The Southwater Community First Responders Team was pleased to welcome Jo Miles to the team, Jo has just complete her 5 day training programme with SECAmb. Jo is presented with her kit by the Team Leader Pauline Flores-Moore at a recent team meeting.Having suitably trained and equipped First Responders in the village such as Jo who can give rapid, appropriate help to people suffering cardiac arrest, choking and other severe life-threatening episodes can literally be the difference between life and death.

September 2019

CFR's Join GoodSAM 

 

The Southwater Community First Responders Team  have now joined the GoodSAM app, which gives them the ability to respond to Cardiac Arrests when they are off duty.

 

What is good SAM?


Operating Internationally, GoodSAM (Smartphone Activated Medics) incorporates the world's most advanced emergency alerting and dispatching platform with a community of highly governed trained and trusted responders. The GoodSAM Cardiac system integrates with ambulance service CAD (computer aided dispatch) systems to trigger bystander response while the ambulance service is on route. GoodSAMPro provides a Community First Responder (CFR) dispatch system dispatching advanced care beyond cardiac arrest.

July 2019

Southwater Schools

Summer Fair 

 

The Southwater Community First Responders Team was pleased to have a stall at the Southwater Schools Summer Fair on 2nd July, We where able to hand out our latest print of the Community Public Access Defibrillators (CPADS) to ensure that more  Southwater residents are aware of the location of their nearest defibrillator. We where also very pleased to be able to demonstrate to young and old alike CPR, the use of a Defibrillator and the recovery position.This event is a great opportunity for  the Southwater Community First Responders to meet patient and also raise awareness of its activities along with raising funds to continue to be able to supply our Voluntary Service's to the local community.

March 2019

10 Years of

Community First Responding

The Southwater Community First Responders Team was pleased to have a stall at the Southwater Schools Summer Fair on 2nd July, We where able to hand out our latest print of the Community Public Access Defibrillators (CPADS) to ensure that more  Southwater residents are aware of the location of their nearest defibrillator. We where also very pleased to be able to demonstrate to young and old alike CPR, the use of a Defibrillator and the recovery position.This event is a great opportunity for  the Southwater Community First Responders to meet patient and also raise awareness of its activities along with raising funds to continue to be able to supply our Voluntary Service's to the local community.

January 2019

Hen & Chicken Defibrillator

 

 

Thank you very much to Chris Marks, Landlord at The Hen & Chick for letting us place the PAD on the pub wall and for providing the electricity supply the cabinet needs. The electric supply is required for a small thermostatically controlled heater that ensures the AED pads don't get so cold that the adhesive used to stick them to a patients body becomes unusable.

The PAD cabinet was installed by CBS Electrical Contractors - thank you Chris and co.

The cabinet and AED have been provided by local company Trimbio and paid for by Southwater Community Responders from the fundraising we have done in the village - thank you everyone who has contributed. 

 

Future PADS are likely to be located at the Church Rooms next to Holy Innocents and at the new Sports & Social Centre when it opens.

We will be running a number of AED and CPR awareness sessions over the coming months so people can have the knowledge and confidence to use the PADs if necessary.

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December 2018

Christmas Day Park Run

 

 

 

On Christmas Day the Horsham Park Run was held at  Southwater Country Park, when most people where enjoying the start of Christmas Day in the warmth of their homes, over 200 Park run members ran  5Km around Southwater Country Park, they kindly invited Southwater Community First Responders to attend and collect money to support the local life saving group.

 

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November 2018

CO-OP DEFIBRILLATOR

Thanks to Simon l'anson, Manager of Southwater Co-op, the Co-op Community Fund has been very beneficial for Southwater Responders. Via the Community Fund Southwater Co-Op members have now paid for an all-weather secure cabinet and state-of-the-art defibrillator to be fitted to the exterior wall of the co-op (facing The Lintot) where it will be available 24/7 in the event of any local residents needing it.

As with several of the other new PADs (Public Access Defib) it was installed by Chris from CBS Electrical in Lintot Sq.
Thank you Simon, Chris and all of the co-op customers for enabling this.

The PAD will be registered with SECAmbS who will direct people to it when appropriate. This is the 5th new PAD installed in the village this year.

Southwater Community Responders will be running awareness and familiarisation sessions covering Defibs and CPR early in the New Year that will be open to any/all village residents.

October 2018

FOXFIELD DEFIBRILLATOR

Once upon a time there was a BT K6 telephone box at Foxfield Cottages that had fallen into disrepair and was no longer wanted by BT. Nancy thought it could be put to better use and had the idea to put a Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) in it!

Pauline from Southwater Community Responders said they could help; Debs and the wonderful crew at Cocos Southwater said they would pay for it; Antony repaired the glass and made it all a bit sounder; Sarah & Sarah restored it to its original Post Office Red grandeur; Phil installed the mountings for the cabinet; Lewis and his mate did the electrics i.e. installed the cabinet - and a light!; Southwater Responders installed the defibrillator.

 

Thank you to everyone who has helped bring this about - PAD number 4 out of 8 that we are installing around the village.

May 2018

COUNTRY PARK DEFIBRILLATOR

On May 3rd a Public Access Defibrillator was installed in Southwater Country Park - it is on the exterior wall of the cafe. This has been funded and managed jointly by Southwater Responders and HDC - and in particular the Southwater Country Park Rangers. In the event of anyone needing access to the defibrillator 999 call handlers will provide the cabinet key-code. Modern defibs are completely self explanatory to use i.e. they tell you what to do!

On the 3rd Pauline Flores-Moore, Teamleader of Southwater Responders gave a CPR demonstration and talked through the use of the defib.

Thank you to the Country Park Cafe for the use of the cafe and to the Village Hall Ctte for the use of their manikins.

This is the first of several PADs we will be installing in Southwater. We have the Shipley Rd phone kiosk firmly in our sights now as we have resolved the electricity supply issues and can get on with refurbing and fitting out the box.