Saving Lives Up Your Street
So as the days get shorter and there are less sunny events to attend, when we are not responding we start to focus on other ways to support our community.
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Sevenoaks Community First Responders (CFRs) was set up over 10 years ago to provide a team of volunteers throughout Sevenoaks District including all the outlying towns supporting South East Coast Ambulance Service ( SECAmb) in responding to 999 calls. In 2015 The Registered Charity was formed ( Charity Number 1160252) and the group began to provide a range of additional services to the local community. In 2019 the Trustees decided to expand further in the provision of free public training and cost effective first aid event cover, which required it to formally separate from SECAmb. The Charity continues to provide funding for the life saving equipment that CFRs carry but now offers the following services to the local community:
Each day, approximately 170 people in the UK suffer a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Good CPR and early defibrillation within the first few minutes can save up to 75% of all SCA's. Our mission to is train as many members of the public to carry out CPR and potentially use and AED whilst waiting for an ambulance.