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Emergency medical support in your community

Local support when you need it most

Heathfield & Waldron CFR are a charity providing an emergency medical response within the community. The team is made up of volunteer responders, trained by the ambulance service to attend emergency calls alongside ambulance crews, as well as fundraisers and support volunteers.
 

Our responders are community volunteers who are trained to respond to emergency calls in conjunction with South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb).  As they respond in the local areas where they live and work they are able to attend the scene of an emergency within a few minutes, and often before the emergency service arrives.  They are able to offer life-saving first aid further increasing the patient’s chances of survival.

Across Kent, Surrey and Sussex and north east Hampshire SECAmb CFRs attend roughly 20,000 emergency calls per year of which more than 10,000 are categorised as life-threatening, including more than 1,000 of which are cardiac/respiratory arrest calls.

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Calls we respond to

Our Responders attend various types of calls, including:

  • Cardiac/Respiratory Arrest

  • Choking

  • Chest Pain/Cardiac Problems

  • Breathing/ENT Problems

  • Stroke/Neurological

  • Unconscious/Faint

  • Allergic Reaction

  • Bleeding

  • Diabetic problems

  • Fitting

Blood Pressure

Public Access Defibrillators

We provide and maintain PAD's

A defibrillator is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart of someone who is in cardiac arrest. This high energy shock is called defibrillation, and it's an essential part in trying to save the life of someone who’s in cardiac arrest. A defibrillator may also be called a defib, an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) or a PAD (Public Access Defibrillator).

Our charity provides and maintains a number of these devices for use by the public.

For advice on when and how to use one of our devices, please visit https://www.bhf.org.uk/how-you-can-help/how-to-save-a-life/defibrillators. Please remember to always call 999 before you locate a PAD.

Do you want to sponsor a PAD, or have one installed in a specific location in our area? Please see how you can help.

Please see the map to locate your nearest PAD. Please note that due to maintenance, and unfortunately occasional vandalism, some PAD's may be unavailable from time to time.

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