On the 9th September the world marked World First Aid Day – a day that aims to raise awareness of how first aid can prevent injuries and save lives in everyday and crisis situations, as well as promoting the accessibility of first aid.
Volunteers play an important part in delivering first aid and emergency services within our communities. Take for example, the British Red Cross who train volunteers for community events to ensure people are safe and also aim to raise awareness of the benefits of first aid training .
Read more on all the different volunteering roles within the British Red Cross here.
Volunteers play a key role in delivering first aid as First Responders. Trained by ambulance service volunteers, First Responders are out in the community ready to respond to 999 calls and to deliver vital assistance to people who may be suffering from a cardiac arrest.
First Responder teams are in communities across Essex and volunteers are currently needed in these areas:
- South Woodham Ferrers
- Stanfield and Corringham
- Saling and Wethersfield
- St Osyth and Point Clear
If you are interested in any of these roles apply online on the above links or contact your local Volunteer Centre.