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Heifer News  August 2004
First Aid Provision
Since November 2003, we have covered a total of 48 events, treating 95 casualties.

First Aid Training
We have continued our community interactions by training two groups of new parents and parents-to-be in infant resuscitation and choking treatment within the work or home environment.

We have also been involved in providing the opportunity to learn child resuscitation for Fleet Library’s children’s storytime session during child accident prevention week.

All our insurance costs have increased significantly this year, with Medical Indemnity insurance increasing by over 100%.  This has had a serious impact on our finances and we are very grateful to the organisations that have aided us with donations for items of equipment.

Equipment donations
We have had a successful year for grant applications, resulting in the purchase of:
Pulse Oximeter (£295 donation from The Rotary Club of Hart); 
Airway Mannequin (£400 donation from Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust); 
and Defibrillator Resusci-annie (£500 donation from Hart District Council). 

In addition, companies and individuals of Blackbushe Business Park (co-ordinated by Sonardyne International Ltd) have raised a total of £1,823 towards the purchase of an Automated External Defibrillator which has just arrived!

Thank you very much everyone.

Members'  Training
In November, Hester, Graham, Martin and Gillian were once again successful at the Southern Ambulance Training College.  This included gaining competence in "Assisting the Paramedic" as well as refreshing their Emergency Responder Clinical Training Certificates.

Additionally, five members: Christine, Gillian, Martin, Shirley, and Louise have passed their First Aid at Work qualification.

February saw six members of HFR participate in the Southern Rescue Group  training weekend at Goodwood, organised by Brian Janman.  This year we had the opportunity to look round West Sussex Ambulance/Police helicopter, as well as practice extractions from one of Renualt's F1 cars using the new HANS system.

Hester has finished her C7407, gaining a City & Guilds Level 4 Certificate in Further Education Teaching (TFE). 

Hantsweb Awards
The HFR website was Runner-up in the Hantsweb awards in the Community and Voluntary Organisation category.

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