We are still busy working with local people,
Defibrillators out into the Community:
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All at Herts and Essex Air Ambulance in
The new Augusta 169 in its brand new
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
To do familiarisation and Advertise CFR’s
It’s in the Telephone Box
EEAST, the Ongar WI
and Essex Freemasons
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
The one in Ongar will be installed soon
Waiting on approval of location and
electrical works in the Telephone Box
Funded by the Ongar WI and the Freemasons
who meet in Harlow
The Defibrillator is back in Brentwood
EZ32 has now completed over 2000 calls
since founding in 2004
Doddinghurst now have a Defibrillator by
Blackmore have 2 Defibrillators in their
Village Halls/Sports Centres
Stock Cricket Club have installed 2
Defibrillators in the Stock area with our help
2 Defibrillators have been installed in
One in Kelvedon Hatch at The Eagle
A New Defibrillator in Moreton at the White
Paid for by the Freemasons who meet in
Paid for by the Old Brentwoods
School Masonic Lodge
Funded by the Parish Hall
Blackmore 9th Feb 2015 11.00
Outside Chelmsford Star Coop
Funded by Old Brentwoods
Ingatestone: 9th Feb 2015 10.00
Outside Chelmsford Star Coop
Funded by Ingatestone Masonic Lodge
one in Shenfield!!!!
Assistant Provincial Grand Master Essex Freemasons, Eric Pickles and Ron Ridge
Eric Pickles accepted on behalf of the
Ron was there to show how it worked
On behalf of the
East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust.
Another link to saving lives
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New 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 Establishments
and Boots PLC
LIFESAVING CLASS: First responders Ron 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
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
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
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
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 lives.
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 costs."
Read more: http://www.brentwoodgazette.co.uk/Heart-machine-life-saver-High-Street/story-20257207-detail/story.html#ixzz2swuiHH96
Could you be a First Responder ? ask RON
Hearts OF Essex
£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 House
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.
Dial 999 for the Flu use the National NHShelplines and have
a nominated "Flu Friend " ready
collect your medication if you are diagnosed as having the illness
remember to only call 999 for
Save ambulances for real emergencies this
here to check if you are really ill
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
A First Responder DOES Save Lives
the AGM it was announced that we have lost several members in the year
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.
Ron and Roy have trained as Heartstart trainers to move that
programme into the local community.
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 account.
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
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.
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.
page article in the Brentwood Recorder
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 arrive..