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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

CAMBS. FIREFIGHTERS AND EAST OF ENGLAND AMBULANCE PARAMEDICS EXTEND JOINT CO-RESPONDERS TRIAL


 




An innovative life-saving partnership between ambulance staff and firefighters is to be extended with the launch of a new co-responding trial in Cambridgeshire.
 
Over the last few months, the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) has been working with six fire and rescue services on a pilot that involves firefighters attending cardiac arrests.
 
On Monday May 23, the scheme begins on a trial basis in March and Ramsey in Cambridgeshire.
 
It will see firefighters deployed in response cars in addition to ambulance clinicians and community first responders to calls where a patient is not breathing and their heart has stopped beating.
 
Rob Ashford, Acting Director of Service Delivery for EEAST, said: “We already work closely with 999 colleagues and this is an extension of our partnership to help patients with an immediately life-threatening condition.
 
“Building on the collaborative work already undertaken through community first response (CFR), public access defibrillation and RAF co-response schemes, we also believe co-response schemes can add significantly to our ability to respond to patients quickly and start basic life support. We know that the quicker someone starts cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and gets a defibrillator to a patient in cardiac arrest the better chance they have of surviving.
 
The ambulance service will continue to send clinicians to such patients as a top priority, but the best thing for the patient is to get someone trained in basic life support to their side as quickly as possible.”
 
Firefighters are trained in basic life support and equipped with defibrillators and the Trust will be providing on-going basic life support to those taking part in the trial.
 
Rick Hylton, Assistant Chief Fire Officer at Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: “We are very excited to begin this trial. Our on-call crews taking part are already at the heart of their communities and have been very enthusiastic during the planning stages and are keen to get started.
 
“We are passionate about providing the best possible service to the people of Cambridgeshire and by linking up with EEAST we will be able to help each other in delivering life-saving assistance.”
 
The pilot scheme with the six fire and rescue services in the East will eventually roll out to more than 20 locations in the East of England to help save more lives.
 


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THE HIGH COURT has ruled....People have a right to lampoon and criticise politicians and public officials under the Human Rights Act, the High Court has ruled.

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ampoon (lampoon) Pronunciation: /lamˈpuːn/ verb [with object] publicly criticize (someone or something) by using ridicule, irony, or sarcasm: the actor was lampooned by the press noun a speech or text lampooning someone or something: the magazine fired at God, Royalty, and politicians, using cartoons and lampoons.

Derivatives: lampooner noun lampoonery noun lampoonist noun Origin: mid 17th century: from French lampon, said to be from lampons 'let us drink' (used as a refrain), from lamper 'gulp down', nasalized form of laper 'to lap (liquid).

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