THE ambulance service is on the hunt for volunteers in Llanfyllin.
Community First Responders are needed from the town and other areas across the region and according to the Welsh Ambulance Service (WAS) the volunteers will make a huge difference to family, friends or neighbours in distress.
First responders are volunteers who give up their spare time to attend appropriate 999 calls and give first hand emergency care to people in their own community.
All volunteers will be trained by WAS to administer basic first aid, oxygen therapy, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of a defibrillator, until an ambulance team can take over.
Steve Roberts, First Responder officer for WAS, said: “Many of our volunteers have taken experiences that life has thrown at them, such as seeing a loved one suffer a heart attack, and have moulded them into a positive outlook to help family, friends and neighbours.
“The faster life support skills get to a patient facing a life-threatening scenario, the better their outlook is, a prognosis all our Community First Responders are ready and willing to support.
“You can make a big difference by just carrying out a few simple skills that we can teach you.
“If you are proud of the community in which you live, becoming a First Responder can really help the heart of your village or town keep beating long into the future,” he added.
For more information visit www.ambulance.wales.nhs.uk or email email@example.com.
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