The Selsey Community First Responders (SCFR) Scheme wish to say a huge thank you to the Selsey Walking and Outdoor Festival/Open Gardens Scheme for their organisation of a fantastic event and to all garden owners who chose to present their gardens in such a fabulous way to be enjoyed by all those who visited on the day of the Selsey Open Gardens event. Everyone’s hard work culminated in the SCFR being presented with a cheque for a magnificent £3,136.
Whilst South East Coast Ambulance (SECAmb) recruit and provide the initial and on-going training for our Responders ensuring that they are always compliant with with best practise, SCFR is responsible for ensuring that the Responders are fully supported to fulfil their roles, which are given on a voluntary basis. We supply our Responders with a defibrillator, medical supplies, a uniform and the transport to respond when assigned to a 999 emergency call by SECAmb.
SCFR has a fleet of 3 cars at present bought from contributions made by Selsey Town Council, local businesses and the people of Selsey. Each vehicle has to be taxed, insured and serviced as required.
In addition, SCFR has over the past 2 to 3 years procured and installed defibrillators in eleven locations throughout Selsey.
It is hoped that, with the continued generosity of the Selsey community, the installation of defibrillators will be extended in the coming years, but our first priority will always be to keep our Responders on the road helping to save lives in the community – every second counts