the current Pandemic
are still responding to life threatening EMERGENCIES
have limited resources
SO PLEASE REMEMBER
you see a Car labelled as a First Responder vehicle
be aware we do not have Blue Lights or Sirens
that doesn’t mean the jobs we are on our way to are not
helped the Emergency treatment and survival
over 300 people this year (2019)
a total of more than 2600 since we were founded
at our callout page)
be courteous and help us to get there
may be a member of YOUR family we are going to
our Heartstart Scheme
First Responders in Essex
trained many Thousands of Adults and Children in basic Life Support
the last 10 years
are still busy working with local people,
To get Defibrillators out into the
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The local groups
have increased their skill sets and with our new
which can lift fallen patients without needing an Ambulance.
And can leave
patients who have no injuries at home,
time and getting fallen patients up far quicker.
You will also
see some of our new diagnostic and treatment equipment
on jobs starting
All at Herts and Essex Air Ambulance in September 2018
The new Augusta 169 in its brand new livery
The Ongar Defibrillator had its opening on the 18th
April after 2 years work
And we delivered Training on the 6th May at the Budworth Hall
We were there with 6 to 8 people to share the experience
To do familiarisation and Advertise CFR’s
It’s in the Telephone Box
EEAST, the Ongar WI and Essex
And colleagues from EFRS joined us in the training session
The teams met at North Weald
with the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance
and also examined the Fire Service
and trained in the Control Tower
one in Ongar will be installed soon
on approval of location and electrical works in the Telephone Box
by the Ongar WI and the Freemasons who meet in Harlow
Defibrillator is back in Brentwood
has now completed over 2000 calls since founding in 2004
now have a Defibrillator by Budgens
have 2 Defibrillators in their Village Halls/Sports Centres
Cricket Club have installed 2 Defibrillators in the Stock area with our
Defibrillators have been installed in Galleywood
in Kelvedon Hatch at The Eagle
New Defibrillator in Moreton at the White Hart
for by the Freemasons who meet in Chelmsford
for by the Old
School Masonic Lodge
by the Parish Hall
9th Feb 2015 11.00
by Old Brentwoods School Lodge
9th Feb 2015 10.00
Outside Chelmsford Star Coop
by Ingatestone Masonic Lodge
we have one in Shenfield!!!!
Cliff Thoms Assistant Provincial
Grand Master Essex Freemasons, Eric Pickles and Ron Ridge
Pickles accepted on behalf of the Community
was there to show how it worked
behalf of the
of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust.
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defibrillator arrives at Boots in Brentwood High Street
The Defibrillator The
Unveiling with the people who paid
for the installation and the equipment
The Old Brentwood’s School Masonic Lodge,
Brentwood Association of Safer Licensed
and Boots PLC
LIFESAVING CLASS: First
Ridge and Jack
Squires flank (l-r) Rob Digby from the Baytree
Centre, Scott Harrison from Total Security Services, Andrew Jonas from the Baytree Centre, Sophie Brittleton
from The Hair Company, PCSO Matt Grimwood, and
Richard Beard and Joe Barnes, both from Boots
LIFESAVERS are calling on the public to learn the
simple skills that could keep someone alive as a new defibrillator arrives
in Brentwood High Street.
The emergency equipment will be mounted on the wall at
Boots pharmacy where it will be readily available to the public at any time
of the day or night in case of an emergency.
The High Street pharmacy also funded the installation
of the device.
Defibrillators deliver a controlled electric shock of
up to 1,000 volts through the chest wall to the heart to restore a normal
heartbeat after cardiac arrest.
Although, as first responder Ron Ridge
explains, not all of that charge will reach the heart.
"When you shock somebody, only about 25 per cent
of that gets to the heart so putting the pads in the right place is very
important," he said, while training town centre-based workers at
Eclipse nightclub earlier this month.
"The idea is that anyone, even if you're out and
haven't got any equipment, can take a defibrillator and help save a life.
"The more people we can help train to use the
equipment the better."
According to the British Heart Foundation, when someone
goes into cardiac arrest every minute without receiving CPR and
defibrillation reduces their chance of survival by 10 per cent.
Eclipse manager Steve Vaughan said the nightclub was
pleased to host the afternoon training sessions.
He said: "It's been fantastic, it's really helped
show me how easy it is to use. We hope we don't ever have to use it – but
we want to be ready just in case."
Costing around £1,600, the defibrillator was funded by
the Master and Brethren of the Old Brentwoods
School Lodge and the Brentwood Association of Safer Licensed Establishments.
Brentwood town centre PCSO Matt Grimwood believes the new equipment could help save
He said: "Any member of the public can use them.
"Having seen one near to where I live, I knew it
was important. If it saves one life it doesn't matter how much it
Read more: http://www.brentwoodgazette.co.uk/Heart-machine-life-saver-High-Street/story-20257207-detail/story.html#ixzz2swuiHH96
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The Essex Chronicle
Hearts OF Essex Award 2012
£1,500 added to our Funds
Thanks to all who voted for us
And on the following day we reached our 1,000th call since the Group was started
Receiving the Check 28th June Highlands
From Left to right
Penelope, Josh, Ron( coordinator), Simon, Roy (PRO), Alan Geere (Editor in Chief, Essex Chronicle Media Group)
(thanks to Essex Chronicle and Mike their Photographer for the Picture)
'The Four Parishes Ambulance First Responder Group' has been
nominated for an award in the Bentwood Gazette / Essex Chronicle 'HEARTS of ESSEX' Award scheme 2012.
We are a group of trained volunteers who work on a round the
clock rota system, responding to life threatening 999 calls on behalf of
the East of England Ambulance Service. To date, our small group have
responded to around 1000 calls and have been responsible for resuscitating
at least 9 people who had suffered cardiac arrest and have helped countless
others with strokes, breathing difficulties, diabetic comas etc. etc.
DON'T Dial 999 for the Flu
use the National NHShelplines and have
a nominated "Flu Friend " ready
to collect your
medication if you are diagnosed as having the illness remember to
only call 999 for real Emergencies.
Save ambulances for real emergencies this
here to check if you are really ill
recruiting at Blackmore show see our new stands
Lifesaving in a recent Kayak event
Maybe you can give time to help us publicise the Group and
get new members, contact us if you can help in this way
if you live in Shenfield, Hutton, Ingrave
or Central Brentwood our Brentwood Group also need members just contact
us on the contact page
Being A First Responder DOES Save Lives
At the AGM it was announced that we have lost several
members in the year
Ann, Alan and Vicky, David, Doreen, Christine and Peter,
have all left the active side of the group but we hope to be using them
on our support functions at Fetes and Fayres.
Derek, Ron and Roy have trained as Heartstart
trainers to move that programme into the local community.
Ron Presented a Digital Projector to Wendy (CPM) for her
to use as part of her role, this was donated by the Venturer Lodge no
7897 as part of the funds raised through the year, the Master
made us his annual Charity, and also donated funds into our general
As part of our support for the Heartstart Campaign the
Venturer Lodge no 7897 have given us £500 to pay for Essex Community
Partnership Manager's Digital Projector and also towards group funds
Whilst Driving along the Ongar road on his way to the
Ambulance Station to replenish his equipment, Ron one of our Responders
arrived at the site of a Road Traffic Collision, he asked the Police if
his help was needed and was requested to attend a
elderly driver with Chest Pains by the Policeman who was just requesting
medical assistance over his radio.. Whilst waiting for the
Ambulance Ron got the patient's details and gave him Oxygen as
his breathing was laboured and the patient was in pain, he
then monitoring his condition to prevent him from getting any worse,
on examination the patient was found to have a severely damaged
breastbone and was taken to hospital where unfortunately he died 3 days
later, from complications resulting from his injuries. after passing
his patient to the Ambulance Crew our Responder went on to replenish his
Oxygen and other equipment and was available for calls 15 minutes after
leaving the scene of the Incident.
The new Rotary club of Kelveden
Hatch has made a donation of £125.00 to us as have the
Wives of Blackmore who held an auction and raised £300.00 for our funds a
really big thanks from us all.
Front page article in the Brentwood Recorder
Whilst Gardening at home First Responder Ron Ridge
was called by neighbours to a terrible accident outside, 2 Horses and
riders had been struck by a vehicle and both riders demounted, One rider
was in the ditch not breathing Ron, recognised the other, a man, was
shaken but talking at the side of the road, ran and organised the
extraction of the non breathing casualty and
attempted to resuscitate her, despite his attempts and those of local
Ambulance Crews and the Air Ambulance Paramedic and Doctor the lady was
not able to be rescusitated, After the Crews
and the Helicopter had left Ron stayed and cleared the medical equipment
from the scene and made Tea for the Police investigating the
incident before going back to finish his fencing. Unfortunately both
Horses did not survive, one being killed by the impact the other passed
away soon after, before vetinary help could