We are now providing first
aid and/or ambulance cover for five organisations: Camberley Kart
Club, Rochester Kart Club, Mountain Bike Club, Hants and Berks Rover Owners
and Three Villages Horticultural Society. Since our start up in November
2001, we have attended 18 events, treated 13 casualties and called County
Ambulance out twice.
We recently visited a Brownie
pack in Kingsley to teach resuscitation and assess the recovery position.
The Brownies were excellent and all 18 passed the assessments. We
are also providing some Scout and Guide leaders the opportunity to practice
child and infant resuscitation on our training evening: Tuesday 16 April
We currently have nine members
including five Ambulance Attendants. We are keen to recruit more
members, particularly those with current Standard First Aid or First Aid
at Work qualifications.
We now have public liability
insurance for HFR, as well as vehicle insurance for "Penelope", the Bedford
Ambulance. Members are reminded that they need to purchase their
own Medical Indemnity Insurance. We are still looking into Trustees
Indemnity Insurance, but since September 11th prices have moved out of
We now have a new fax machine
on 01252-629132. Our email address:
enabled us to communicate directly with two organisers about first aid
With the coming increase
in duties and ambulance requirements in the Summer we have started purchasing
an extra set of equipment, so that both vehicles are fully equipped.
This includes: set of collars, spinal board, entonox unit, burns kit, maternity
kit, dressings kit, ambulance grab bag, BP and stethoscope, bag and mask.
We are now waiting for further funds so that we can add spreader bars and
poles, fracture splints and oxygen therapy equipment.
We successfully ran two
basic first aid courses for adult Scout and Guide leaders, training a total
of fifty-four people. We are looking to offer a further course in
September 2002. Running these courses has provided the funds for
the purchasing of one Little Anne, one Little Junior, one Baby Anne, and
all relevant consumables, from Laederdal.
We have now purchased a
hand-held vitalograph and Little Anne from donations received. In
addition we have received two motorcycle crash helmets for use in training
With our increased number
of purchases from SP Services (Ambulance Equipment Suppliers) they have
agreed to supply some items at a discount. We very much appreciate
this and would like to thank them for their generosity.
We received a response to
our application asking us to address six points. We are currently
working on these and hope to re-submit in March 2002.