Becoming a Community First Responder

“So…..basically…what you’re saying is ….go away and come back in a year’s time if you’re still alive?” “Well…yes” “Is that because the paperwork would be horrendous if I pegged it on a call?” “Well…yes” And so went my first attempt, six months after my cardiac-arrest to become a Community First Responder (CFR). CFRs are volunteers … Read more

Pay it forward

As a survivor of a cardiac arrest I consider myself extremely lucky to stll be here.  In the UK roughly 8% of those experiencing a cardiac arrests survive and only a paltry 3% survive similar circumstances to my own i.e. unwitnessed. You may of heard of “Pay if forward”  (doing good deeds to others in … Read more