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Remembrance Day Parade 2016

posted Nov 13, 2016, 9:08 AM by CFR WCR71

John joined a contingent of Community First Responders at the Remembrance Day Parade in Wakefield, along side colleagues of Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

Emley Show 2015

posted Aug 3, 2015, 1:43 PM by CFR WCR71

A number of the team and CFR's from neighbouring schemes attended Emley show, to promote the volunteer scheme and basic CPR techniques.

CFR Appreciation Awards 2013

posted Apr 27, 2013, 7:06 AM by CFR WCR71

Friday 26th April saw the 2013 Community First Responder Appreciation Awards evening. The event was opened by Community Defibrillation Officer, Mr Dave Jones (right), followed by a speech of appreciation by Alternative Response Desk Dispatcher, Mr Richard Corbishley (centre).

Mr Corbishley spoke about increased efficiencies, patient care and the value of the contributions made by each and every Community First Responder.

There were a number of awards made to CFR schemes and individual responders, including the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal, one of which was awarded to a member of the Huddersfield West scheme. The presentations were made by Mr Stephen Moir, Deputy Chief Executive, Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

Resuscitation Council Training App trailer

posted Apr 10, 2013, 10:38 AM by CFR WCR71

Boost to Community Life Saving

posted Feb 23, 2013, 11:23 AM by CFR WCR71

John & Les were very pleased to accept a charitable donation from the Beaumont Lodge of Freemasons, on behalf of Huddersfield West Community First Responders.

The donation is sufficient to buy and implement a second bag of basic life support equipment, including an Automated External Defibrillator.

 The additional kit will allow us to expand the scheme and provide cover over a larger area and for a greater number of hours.   

Review of 2012

posted Jan 17, 2013, 2:11 PM by CFR WCR71

It has been a fantsatic year for the Salendine Nook Community Responder Scheme. We have seen the scheme expand to cover Edgerton, Birkby and into Huddersfield town centre. We have welcomed new members, Les Griffiths, Haley Mochin and Sophie Watson: With their commitment as Community First Responders we have provided on average, 41.2 hours per week,  1582 hours in total from April to December.

The full year end analysis is available below.


posted Oct 25, 2012, 8:21 PM by CFR WCR71   [ updated Apr 27, 2013, 7:23 AM ]

Occasionally we get called out and then "stood down" before arrival at scene.  This is largely due to a positive change in the patient's condition and the job being down graded.

Emley Show

posted Aug 21, 2012, 8:55 AM by CFR WCR71   [ updated Aug 21, 2012, 8:58 AM ]

Some of the team recently attended Emley Show to promote CFR schemes locally as well as collecting dontaions toward additional equipment. An educational ambulance was in attendance and there was a steady flow of visitors throughout the day.  Some visitors, including children, where taught the basic skills for CPR.

Thanks to Sarah, Sophie, Linda, Les, Jo and John for their support on the day.

Awareness Event

posted May 6, 2012, 3:48 PM by CFR WCR71

The CFR scheme thanks Bhullar Brothers Ltd for accommodating our awareness event at the Salendine Shopping Centre.  The day was deemed to be a success as a number of contacts were made with prospective applicants, some public education on bystander CPR was achieved and donations were received.


posted May 6, 2012, 3:37 PM by CFR WCR71

The Huddersfield West CFR team welcomes 3 new members; Les (Griff) Griffiths, Haley-Jade Mochin and Sophie Watson. Thank you for your time and dedication.

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