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Havering emergency first aiders given Civic Award honour by mayor

PUBLISHED: 11:00 21 April 2017

Havering's community first responders (CFRs) who have helped more than 700 people around the borough, with mayor Cllr Philippa Crowder at the Town Hall. Picture: Havering Council.

Havering's community first responders (CFRs) who have helped more than 700 people around the borough, with mayor Cllr Philippa Crowder at the Town Hall. Picture: Havering Council.

Havering Council

The extraordinary commitment of a team of volunteer life savers has been recognised with a Civic Award.

A team of 12 community first responders (CFRs) who have helped more than 700 people around the borough, attended Havering Town Hall today to receive the honour.

Members of the team are trained by St John Ambulance as part of a scheme between the charity and the London Ambulance Service (LAS).

Havering’s CFR unit manger, Jacqui Clare said: “Our team provides emergency cover almost every day, which is an amazing feat for volunteers who also have jobs themselves.

“We all enjoy being part of a group of like-minded people and working alongside the dedicated professionals of the London Ambulance Service.

“I am very proud of what they have achieved.

“We feel privileged to be in a position where we can help members of our community when they are at their most vulnerable and provide them with support.”

Each CFR operates from their own home or workplace and often the first to arrive at emergencies as they are only sent to incidents within their immediate vicinity.

“The people of Havering can be very proud to have such a team operating within their community,” said Chris Hartley-Sharpe, head of the LAS volunteers.

“I am delighted that this group of volunteer responders has received the recognition that they deserve.”

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