Volunteer lifesavers wanted in Harrow

The London Ambulance Service wants volunteers to help them save lives in Wealdstone and Stanmore.

Leaflets are to be dropped through letterboxes in the HA3 and HA7 areas offering residents and employees the chance to make a difference in their neighbourhood by responding alongside ambulance crews to patients in a life-threatening condition.

Ambulance Community Responder (ACR) volunteers, in conjunction with the London Ambulance Service and St John Ambulance (SJA), will be trained to a nationally-recognised level of emergency medical care.

Pinner Ambulance Operations Manager Sean Brinicombe said: “When someone’s heart stops beating, every second counts in getting essential and basic life support to that patient.

“Our ambulances already reach a majority of patients in a life-threatening condition in less than eight minutes, but if someone living or working around the corner has the basic skills and equipment, and is dispatched at the same time as our staff, they can reach the patient even faster, giving them a much greater chance of survival.”

Open evenings will be held at the Harrow St John HQ, Woodlands Open Space Car Park (HA2 7TA) on Tuesday 24 March and St John’s Church House, Old Church Lane (HA7 2QX) on Wednesday 1 April, both from 7pm – 9pm, where people can come along and find out more.

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