Rosedale Community News
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A reminder about The Community First Responders Scheme.
The Community First Responder Scheme is a partnership between Yorkshire Ambulance Service, NHS Trusts, and local groups of volunteers.
Unfortunately it is not always possible to get an emergency vehicle to a patient with a potentially life-threatening condition within the first few vital minutes, particularly if they are in an outlying rural area.
Therefore the Ambulance Service devised a plan to get help to those people in the vital first minutes of their medical emergency.
The Yorkshire Ambulance Service decided to train volunteer first responders to work as part of a dedicated team of people whose aim is to reduce the number of pre-hospital deaths in Yorkshire .
First Responders aim to provide cover 24/7 for their community. They have regular training meetings and are re-assessed every 6 months; this keeps the responders up to date with any changes, and ensures they keep the skills learned up to date.
The role of a community first responder is:
- To provide emergency care until the arrival of an ambulance.
- To attend local emergency calls to patients who may be in a state of collapse or have other potentially life-threatening conditions such as cardiac arrest, stroke, chest pain, breathing difficulties etc.
- To provide oxygen therapy where necessary
- To manage patients suffering from potentially life-threatening medical conditions prior to the arrival of an emergency ambulance response.
- To respond to emergency 999 calls within their own community to help increase the chances of survival for cardiac arrest patients by the use of an Automatic External Defibrillator.
Members of the community do not need the first responders’ telephone numbers. If anyone needs an ambulance they should dial 999. The person who takes the call will know whether the emergency is something that a first responder can help with and they will call the responder on duty at that time, who will respond as long as it is safe to do so. As volunteers they have the right to refuse to respond if it is too dangerous.
If a responder is asked to help by anyone other than the ambulance service, for a fall, or road traffic accident, they have the right to refuse. They are not trained to deal with trauma. If they choose to help then they
do so as a ‘good samaritan’ and not as a responder.
We have a team of 11 people currently managing 24/7 emergency cover for our area. ( Rosedale and Hartoft)
To maintain this level of response we NEED more volunteers.
This will involve initial training, then maintenance training. The time you will be ‘on call’ is entirely up to you. Ideally it would be for three 24 hour periods per month, but one will be acceptable.
If anyone in the community feels that this is something that they are able to do, please contact the scheme co-ordinator Linda Dagg tel. 417003
FOR ALL EMERGENCIES RING 999 OR 112 FROM A MOBILE (if in a service area)
One of North Yorkshire’s most historic and beautiful villages, Rosedale Abbey, is celebrating after becoming the first village in the North York Moors National Park to gain Walkers are Welcome status.
It’s the latest of over 80 towns and villages nationwide to join the innovative community-led scheme, which aims to highlight areas which have demonstrated real commitment to making visits from walkers as enjoyable as possible.
Rosedale Abbey, located roughly midway between Pickering and Castleton, is famous for its spectacular views and wild walks.
To gain the status, village representatives had to undertake a challenging application process to prove their commitment, including measures taken to maintain existing walks in good condition, and facilities available to visitors.
The village is aiming to promote the scheme with a special stand at the annual Rosedale Show in August, which regularly attracts over 6,000 visitors, and a walking festival later in the year.
Catriona McLees, the North York Moors National Park Authority’s Head of Promotion and Tourism, said: “Visitor surveys show that walking is by far the most popular activity in the North York Moors, be it a short stroll or a longer hike up hill and down dale. Rosedale has plenty to offer all abilities and I’m sure this award will encourage many more to discover the wonderful walks that start from the village.”
Pic below by Paddy Chambers of the Steering Committee being presented the Certificate by Nigel Botting, Secretary of Walkers are Welcome.
Andrew Middleton takes three young boys and a couple of dads for a circular walk from the village of Rosedale through Northdale. On the walk the boys, under instruction from Andrew, nibble on hawthorn leaves, wild garlic flowers, play pooh sticks, light a small fire and toast marshmallows. Andrew talks about his company; Wild Country Walkabouts, his love for the countryside and the importance of providing opportunities for people of all ages to experience the countryside that is on our doorstep. A film by Gareth Jenkins.
Visit Andrews website: www.wildcountrywalkabouts.co.uk to find out more.
A Bell Jet Ranger on charter from Blades Aviation UK has been checking downed power cables in the area. According to the pilot there are still many cables on the ground and so it is likely that it will be some time before all the properties in the dale have their mains supply restored.