We are very pleased to say that all of our students have now completed their first responder training and can therefore begin responding to 999 calls within our community! The enthusiasm of all students throughout their training has been infectious and they have been able to build new relationships with one another, which will help strengthen the teamwork they will rely upon when treating patients.
Half of our students from cohort 2 have today completed their assessments, meaning they are able to join the rest of our team as operational responders. The remaining students in the cohort have their corporate induction to complete, which covers essential areas such as safeguarding, infection control, communicating with the control room and a range of other vital information. All of our volunteers are very enthusiastic and cannot wait to get out into the community!
We are now operational and have responded to our first emergency call outs, in fact, we have already reached double figures in the number of activations we have received from the EMAS Control Room, check our our statistics page! Our responders are working hard to improve response times and outcomes for people in our local community. Our responders are dispatched to an emergency call at the same time as an emergency ambulance, but as we are often a lot closer to the incident we are able to be by the patients side much sooner.
Cohort 1 of #LUCFR have completed their training and have begun their assessments! Once our responders have completed their assessments they will be able to log on with EMAS to respond to calls.