Beeston & District First Responders


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Since more than 70% of sudden cardiac arrest cases occur out of hospital, it is unlikely that Paramedics will be on the scene at the onset, so the ability of the First Responders to get to a patient quickly and administer basic life-saving support until the Ambulance arrives is vital, especially in rural areas where an Ambulance cannot always reach the scene straight away.


First Responders with quick access to defibrillators can be a vital asset when sudden cardiac arrest strikes.

Over 110,000 people die every year in the UK from heart attacks.

The chance of survival decreases by between 7 and 10% with each

minute that passes when a patient's heart has stopped beating.

Early defibrillation is the key to successful resuscitation.

People who survive sudden cardiac arrest have an excellent prognosis:

  • 83% survive for at least one year
  • 57% survive for five years or longer


In the East Midlands Ambulance Service area there are currently over 750 Community First Responders schemes operating within Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland. There are thousands of First Responder schemes in operation across the whole of the United Kingdom.