The children at this year’s Newcastle Summer Camp were recently taught about CPR and how to perform it by Newcastle First Responders.
The summer camp yesterday hosted their ‘Emergency Services Day’ yesterday where 25 children were shown how to dial 999 in an emergency and were show AED and CPR usage.
Community First Responders (CFR’s) are volunteers who are trained to attend certain types of emergency calls in the area where they live or work.
Their aim is to reach a potential life threatening emergency in the first vital minutes before the ambulance crew arrives.
CFR groups who are linked to the NAS National Emergency Operations Centre are alerted to an emergency within their designated radius and because we are community based we can provide medical assistance within minutes of a 112/999 call being received.