Could you be a lifesaver for Abigail?

By Naumaan Farooq | 29/11/2010 0 comments

Could you be a lifesaver for Abigail?

WOULD-BE paramedic Abigail Ashworth is leading a drive to recruit community lifesavers.

Abigail, who wants to follow her dad’s footsteps by becoming a paramedic, is urging people to sign up for the community first responders service run by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

Members are trained in basic life support including CPR and equipped with defibrillators to help patients in medical emergencies.

Abigail (17), can’t join the scheme herself until she is 18.

But the Wickersley School student said: “This is a key opportunity for anyone who has a drive to help others, interested in a career in the health sector, or wants to make a difference in the community.

“I need as many volunteers as possible from the Wickersley area as the more people involved, the more efficient the scheme will be.”

Under the scheme, when a 999 call is made, an ambulance or paramedic crew is dispatched and, at the same time, a community first responder on call in the area can be alerted and asked to get to the patient as quickly as possible.

There are currently seven first responder schemes in Rotherham but this would be the first in Wickersley.

If you would like to apply, contact Abigail on 01709 548 709 or email

Alternatively, you can contact YAS network response team on 0845 120 3155.


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