April 2021 - Training

Yesterday evening Southwater CFR’s met in person for the first time this year. Nick Dowling hosted a training session which simulated a call. The team were required to locate the patients (using What3Words), assess their injuries, provide immediate care and then handover to paramedics. All while in constant contact with the SECAMb Emergency Operations Centre. Southwater CFR Lead, Angela Small, wrapped up the evening with a team meeting.

 

As an observer without medical experience it was fascinating to watch and I finally got to see a Defibrillator used in anger. Training sessions are held every month and it was a pleasure to be able to ditch Zoom and meet in person. We would like to thank Pete & Nancy for allowing us to use their paddock for the meeting. Hopefully next months meeting will be warmer 🥶

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March 2021 - Competition Time

You may be surprised to learn how much it costs to equip a Community First Responder. So we thought we would run a little competition. Try and guess the total cost for the equipment listed below and put your answer in the comments on our Facebook post. Click here. The person closest wins a Lindt Easter Egg!!!! In the event of more than one correct guess the winner will be chosen at random by my daughters. The competition ends on Saturday March 6th. Good luck.  
 

** Kit **

  • Bobble hat

  • All weather high-vis jacket 

  • Short sleeve shirt * 2

  • EMT trousers * 2

  • Lightweight high-vis for summer

  • Safety boots

  • Soft shell jacket

  • Observations and dressings kit

  • Defibrillator

  • Main kit bag

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January 2021 - Dry January

Will you be doing #dryjanuary 2021? Going alcohol free for just one month can bring huge benefits to your health and well-being such as:

 

👇Lowers blood pressure

🔽 Reduces diabetes risk

👇 Lowers cholesterol

🔽 Reduces the levels of cancer-related proteins in the blood

Find out more here

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