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March 2018

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 Group Co-ordinator Martin Watson received a “Chief Officer Commendation” which was presented in recognition of his part in successfully resuscitating a patient in December last year. The patient had suffered a cardiac arrest whilst outside but after a period of CPR and the use of an on-site defibrillator was successfully resuscitated and has since gone on to make a full recovery. 


The second award was the WMAS Chairman’s Award and was presented by Sir Graham Meldrum to the whole group. The presentation was made in recognition of the scheme’s efforts, dedication and enthusiasm whilst engaging with the community the scheme serves. In 2017 the scheme received the Queens Award for Voluntary Service and that achievement was also recognised in this year’s Chairman’s award

Martin Watson said this was a great night for Eccleshall First Responders and it is nice to receive recognition for the hours that the members of the team dedicate to the people of Eccleshall and surrounding villages. It is a fantastic achievement for the whole team including fundraisers and supporters.