AN APPEAL has been issued for lifesavers in Shropshire.
Wem and the surrounding area needs more Community First Responders (CFRs).
CFRs are everyday members of the public who are trained in lifesaving techniques, including the use of a defibrillator. They work as volunteers, providing vital assistance to people who are ill or injured prior to the arrival of an ambulance.
Terry Foster a community paramedic who has organised a talk on the scheme. He said: “Currently, we’ve only three CFRs in Wem; ideally we’d like eight. Ideal volunteers would be anyone aged 18 plus willing to give up a few hours of their time for their community.
“If we could get half a dozen people to each volunteer half a dozen hours every week, it would be a godsend.”
Terry will give his presentation on the CFR scheme at the District Council offices in Wem next Thursday (March 27) at 7pm.