Welcome to Eccleshall Community First Responders

Eccleshall Community First Responders (CFR’s) are a group of volunteers trained by West Midlands Ambulance to a nationally recognised level and provide life saving treatment to people in their local communities.

We respond to 999 calls in the local area and give medical aid until the Ambulance Service arrive on scene. Our goal is to help save lives within our community by providing immediate life support to those in need.

Donate to Eccleshall Community First Responders

We receive no funding from central sources and rely entirely on donations and fund raising in order to provide the service to our communities. The volunteer responders give their time for operations and training freely. The money that we need for day to day running costs as well as the purchase of equipment, uniforms and a vehicle has to be raised through fundraising events or public or private donations.

Eccleshall CFR's awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service

On the 2nd June 2017, Eccleshall CFR’s were awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. 

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen’s coronation.

This award is the equivalent of the MBE for voluntary groups and has been awarded for their work in “Providing emergency medical aid, training and lifesaving equipment to those living and working in the local community”

On Friday 10th May we held our first “Musical Extravaganza” at Holy Trinity Church. We had a fantastic turnout and raised an amazing amount of money to help support Eccleshall CFR’s. It was an excellent night of music and entertainment. Thank you to everyone who participated or came along. Your support is very much appreciated!

About Us

Find out more about what it is we do, how we do it, and meet some of the team responsible for providing this essential community service

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How can I help?

Find out the many ways in which you can help us continue to provide this essential service to the community by giving us some of your time

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Contact Us

We’d love to hear from you, and there are a variety of ways to get in touch with us. Please remember that in emergencies you should call 999 or 111.

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Two more awards for Eccleshall CFRs

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Eccleshall CFRs were double recipients at this year’s “Excellence in the Community Awards”. The ceremony, organised by West Midlands Ambulance Service took place last week in Brierly Hill. Responder and…

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12th December 2017 in News

New Eccleshall Networking group makes Eccleshall CFR’s their first donation recipient

Bubbles and nibbles heralded the launch of a new community event for Eccleshall residents and businesspeople. The Eccleshall Network’s first gathering was held at The Artisan this month. The group,…

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3rd October 2017 in Uncategorised

HM Lord Lieutenant presents The Queens Award for Voluntary Service to Eccleshall Community First Responders

A great night was had on Tuesday with the presentation of our Queens Award for Voluntary Service by HM Lord Lieutenant. In attendance were The High Sheriff of Staffordshire, The…

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2nd June 2017 in News

Eccleshall CFRs are awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Eccleshall Community First Responders have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. This award is the equivalent of the MBE for voluntary groups and has been awarded for their work…

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We have been offerred another community defib and cabinet free of charge. Ideally would like to place it in or around Pershall as there is a big gap in the coverage there.
Any one in Pershall who may be willing to host it or would like a bit more information please get in touch. Either private message or email martin.watson@btinternet.com
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At the beginning of December, the Community of Sancerre Grange held a Christmas Light turn on. Part of the evening's proceedings was a collection which they organised in support of Eccleshall CFRs. I Believe all the hard work was carried out by Elf Archie who was in charge of the socially distanced collection and carried it out with the aid of a bucket on the end of his mum's clothes line prop.
His efforts resulted in a brilliant £120 for the First Responders.
Eccleshall First Responders would like to say a BIG thank you to everyone who supported us at that event and a special thanks you to Elf Archie and Sandra his helper.
Picture shows Elf Archie handing over a socially distanced cheque to Martin Watson, Group Co-ordinator for Eccleshall CFRs
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Following the launch of the CPAD at Perrys there has been a flurry of interest as to where the defibs are and how you access them. To satisfy the many requests, I have attached a map of the locations and the instructions of what to do. Once I can get to the printers these new brochures will be available around the town.
I would like to take this opportunity to remind people of the correct procedure should you come across someone who is unconcious and not brething properly:
1. DIAL 999 and ask for an ambulance. Should there be a defib nearby they will provide you with the location and PIN to access it.
2. Send someone to get it
3 Start CPR - DO NOT leave the patient
4. Continue CPR until told to stop by a medic or the patient recovers.

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