Our group – one of more than 60 in Cumbria – comprises dedicated volunteers drawn from the local community and trained by the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) to attend emergency calls in those cases where a speedy response and early intervention could make a life-or-death difference to a patient.
Because of our rural location, Responders can often reach the patient in advance of the ambulance, usually arriving on scene within minutes, equipped to deliver Basic Life Support and – in extreme cases – cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), in conjunction with the use of a defibrillator. We also offer much-needed care and support for patients and their relatives until the ambulance arrives.
Kirkby Lonsdale Responders provide year-round cover for the town and outlying villages and we’re always on the lookout for new members to join our famously friendly group! If you’d like to know more about how to train as a Responder, want to make a donation, or feel you could offer help or support in any capacity, please get in touch.