2011 News Archive

Ettington CFR Team develops special SatNav functionality for CFR use

Performance Products Ltd and Ettington CFR Team have worked together to develop a SatNav which provides precise navigation to emergency incidents. Ettington CFR Team, which works with West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS), is despatched to life threatening and serious incident arising from 999 calls to provide emergency medical care ahead of the arrival of the …

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Halford villagers raise a further £400 for Ettington CFR Scheme

On Wednesday 7th December 2011, Halford villagers presented Ettington CFR Team with a cheque for £400. This followed a concerted and focussed fundraising campaign within the village under the tireless work of Halford resident, Mrs Ann Harris. The cheque was presented to five members of Ettington CFR Scheme at a small ceremony at Halford Village …

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End of Year update on Ettington CFR Scheme in Village Newsletters

As we approach the end of the year, we thought that you’d be interested to hear what’s been happening in our team in 2011. 2011 has been another tremendously successful year for us. We now have nine Community First Responders (CFRs) based in Alderminster, Ettington, Halford, Newbold-on-Stour, Pillerton Hersey and Pillerton Priors. All have been …

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Ettington CFR Team member completes 100th incident in 2011

Gill Castle, one of the Community First Responders from Ettington CFR Team, attended her 100th callout in 2011 on 27th November. Gill is based in Newbold-on-Stour and, in addition to her home village, regularly attends callouts in Halford, Alderminster, Ilmington and Shipston-on-Stour amongst a range of other villages in our coverage area. Russ Inman, one …

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Live-Band Gig raises £283 for Ettington CFR Team

On the evening of Saturday 26th November, a fundraising event was held in Ettington specifically to raise funds for Ettington CFR Team. An Ettington resident, Steve Kendrick, organised a live-band gig comprising of the band in which he plays drums, ‘The Scratch Band’, and ‘Cactus Jam’. All the musicians from both of these local bands …

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Ettington CFR Team announces arrival of Scheme Car

Ettington CFR Team has today acquired a car to enable it to enhance its emergency medical provision across the Stourdene villages. The vehicle will be used by team members to respond to emergency medical incidents which West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) ask the team to attend. Personal vehicles will still be used where multiple CFRs …

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Alderminster villagers donate £461 to Ettington CFR Scheme

Alderminster villagers have made a donation of £461 to Ettington CFR Scheme. The donation was arranged and coordinated by Mr. Mike Moody of Alderminster Parish Council. Paul Mulligan, Chair of ECFRS, said; “We would like to extend our sincere thanks to all involved. This money will make a huge difference to our operation and will …

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Tredington villagers donate £175 to Ettington CFR Scheme

A group of Tredington villagers has raised £175 for Ettington CFR Scheme. The group meet monthly throughout the year and hold a fundraising supper in aid of a chosen charity. In August, the group nominated Ettington CFR Scheme as their beneficiary of the monthly supper. As part of the evening, Ettington CFR Team members, Russ …

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Newbold-on-Stour residents and Autodesk UK raise £406 for Ettington CFR Scheme

The Bird in Hand Public House in Newbold-on-Stour hosted a fundraising quiz on Sunday 25th September in aid of Ettington Community First Responder Scheme. A generous sum of £203 was raised by participants, this being doubled to £406 thanks to the generosity of Autodesk UK.Host Matthew Homan, Organizer Rachel Currey, and quizmaster and Birthday Boy …

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Ettington CFR Team members join WMAS ambulance crews ‘on the road’

Two Community First Responders from Ettington CFR Team recently gained front-line experience when they joined WMAS ambulance crews based at Stratford-upon-Avon ambulance station. Russ Inman spent a 12-hour shift with a two-person crew . During the shift, the crew were called to a number of incidents; all of which involved transfer of the patients to …

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