EMERGENCY CALLS ATTENDED: Since 1 January 2012  2339  | This year (2014) to date  358  | Calls last 7 days  26  | Calls last 30 days   147

Ambulance Community First Responders are trained and despatched by The Ambulance Service to provide a First Response to 999 emergency calls close to where they live or work. They are all volunteers.

Commendation for the outstanding patient care »

How vital are CFRs?

A recent 999 call shows how important effective bystander CPR and early defibrillation is in the survival of the patient.

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a day in the life »

Matt Briggs - Team Leader

I asked Matt if he would put together a "little" blog about an average day for him to include both his work and responding. Here's what he put together!

Watch this space for more from other responders!

heartstart »

Eastbourne Heartstart.

Our Responders run FREE sessions in Emergency Life Support in conjunction with the British Heart Foundation. Anyone can join one of these 2 to 3 hour sessions.

Murder mystery! »

THE CURSE of a murder mystery

14th March 2014

THE CURSE of a murder mystery appears to have continued after a performance was halted when an audience member was taken ill. Eastbourne’s Devonshire Park Theatre production of Agatha Christie’s Black Coffee was stopped for half an hour on Wednesday after a man in the front stalls collapsed......

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