Corfe Mullen Community Responders are a group of individuals that attend 999 calls on a voluntary basis in our local community (Corfe Mullen). We can attend anything form a cardiac arrest to a simple fall.
We do this in our own vehicles in our spare time. We are alerted to 999 calls via a digital pager, and we normally arrive ahead of an ambulance because we are based within the community we serve. We have attended approximately 600 calls.
Currently, we have 8 members and 3 kits, and we would like to add blood sugar monitors, thermometers, uniforms and a raiser chair (costing around £2,500) to assist in lifting injured patients from the floor.
For more information about our role, please see South Western Ambulance Service: Community First Responders.