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Out-of-hours telephone number 111.

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Community First Responder Scheme and the De-fibrillator

Deddington has three Community First Responders (CFRs) to respond to anyone suffering sudden cardiac arrest. They cover a 7-mile radius of the village on a shift system and are managed by the South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS).

What to do when someone is in difficulty

Ring 999 and the Ambulance Service will decide if they send a First Responder who can get there before an ambulance/paramedic. The Responders are trained to use de-fibrillators and carry them as part of their kit; they also are trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (better known as CPR), airways management, etc., so are highly trained and professional.

One of our First Responders is a fully qualified practising nurse. But they prefer to remain anonymous and, if not on duty, should not be disturbed. SCAS manage them and will determine which calls they are sent to … and which they are not.

There is also a de-fibrillator at the Health Centre, available in the Centre’s opening times.

Our de-fibrillator was provided courtesy of the Farmers’ Market Committee who presented it to Deddington at the market in March 2010. Dave England, Community Responder Training and Liaison Officer for SCAS was present with an ambulance to explain how the equipment works. He was also seeking to recruit further volunteer CFRs for this vital role in Deddington and surrounding villages. 

Would you like to become a CFR volunteer and help in this literally life-saving and very rewarding project? Please email [email protected] for an information pack or call the 24-hour hotline on 0800 5870207.