Two more groups of potential lifesavers!


As part of finding out about the work of emergency services, Penkridge Beaver Scouts learnt about our responder volunteers with Mark and how CPR can save lives. 

In Coven, Brian and his staff at Astons Butchers were trained by Neil in basic life support and how easy it is to use a heart defibrillator. 

Well done and thank you for having a go! 

And fund raising continues at both the “Star” in Penkridge and at the “Penkridge Cricket Club” in Pillaton to provide cabinets for the AEDS they already have so they can be made available 24/7.

Happy 10th Birthday to us !

A super 10th birthday for Penkridge & District Community First Responders at this year’s Round Table Fun Day. Our new responder vehicle was unveiled and ready to go into action this week! 

We have one of the best ambulance services in the UK but there are still delays especially in rural areas and in poor weather. In a more serious life threatening emergency like cardiac arrests, every minute counts so the idea of local community responder volunteers is to help until an ambulance arrives. 

Image : Unveiling of the new Responder car ! 

With financial support from the Round Table and many others (with Jim from our support team doing all the running around!) Hodson Ford was able to arrange an excellent ‘deal’ for a new Kuga AWD car that will mean we can now respond more often, safely and quickly in adverse road conditions.