WHAT WE DO First Responders form part of a co-ordinated approach to saving lives, where an ambulance may take some time to arrive. They are not sent in place of an ambulance but do bridge the gap between the 999 call and the arrival of the paramedic.
WHO ARE WE We are a group of volunteers who live and work within the borough of Rugby. We work in partnership with West Midlands Ambulance Service responding to 999 calls from our own homes in our own vehicles or in our responder car from a standby point in the town when there is no ambulance available.
HISTORY The scheme was originally set up nationwide to provide early defibrillation to patients suffering from sudden cardiac arrest, it has since evolved and responders now attend a vast variety of trauma or medical related emergencies including:- Cardiac arrest, Heart attack, Stroke, Unconsciousness, Choking, epilepsy, diabetes and road accidents.