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15th Aug, 2022

Solihull charity vows to teach residents life-saving skills

Sarah Mason 27th Apr, 2022

A SOLIHULL charity is hoping to pass on life-saving knowledge onto residents.

Central Fast Response wants to give as many Silhillians as possible to the knowledge of what to do in a medical emergency.

Mark Atherton and his team of trustees are Community First Responder and have been trained by West Midlands Ambulance Service to respond to 999 calls in their community.

They decided to create a new charity, based in Solihull with the vision of passing on their knowledge.

Mark said: “We have all been volunteering as CFRs for 16 years now and using the experience gained we formed our separate charity, Central Fast Response.

“The main vision of the charity is to train as many people as possible in the community to know what to do in the case of a medical emergency.”

Over the past few months they have also worked with groups and businesses to supply and install defibrillators across Knowle and Dorridge.

They were involved with a Public Access Defibrillator at the Esso Petrol Station on Widney Road which was purchased thanks to the fundraising efforts of Knowle and Dorridge Round Table.

The charity has also helped with the installation of the defibrillator at the Old Sils Sports Clun in Knowle and the one at St Philips Church in Dorridge.

For more on the training offered click here.

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