The committee of The Stephen Carey Fund undertook a spot of training earlier last month in order to progress the training they themselves are able to present to communities and organisations.
Adrian Brown of Rapid Reaction kindly donated his and his firms time to carry out the training session and subsequent assessment in conjunction with Leisure Force who organised and issued the certificates. Both organisations waived all charges for the training and accreditation with Adrian Brown stating “What The Stephen Carey Fund has undertaken and is delivering in Northumberland will simply save lives and we just wanted to make a contribution in our own way to their cause.”
This latest training when combined with the Heart Start Instructors course the committee successfully completed in 2013 now means that the team can now deliver Emergency Life Saving training from first encounter with a patient through to utilising a defibrillator.
Scott McEwan, Chairman of The Stephen Carey Fund said “Having now completed both assessments we are able to take on a more proactive role in that not only can we install the public access defibrillators ourselves but we are able to now deliver the public familiarisation sessions which up until now had to be carried out by the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS)” and went on to say “we can’t thank enough Adrian and his team from Rapid Reaction and also the generosity from Leisure Force for their help and also NEAS for sanctioning the committee to deliver the installation awareness training for the future”.