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Community First Responders to talk about their role at LJC meeting

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Time is critical when someone collapses due to cardiac arrest.  30,000 people every year sustain cardiac arrest, outside of hospital, each year in the UK.  If a patient receives a shock from an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) within a couple of minutes of the cardiac arrest, they can have a 90% chance of survival and recovery. 

Residents who would like to find out more about the Community AED Scheme and volunteering opportunities are invited to attend the next Much Wenlock and Shipton Local Joint Committee (LJC) meeting this Wednesday 29 January 2014 at The Priory Hall, Much Wenlock at 7pm.

A Community First Responder will give a presentation at the meeting and be available to answer questions.

People attending will also be able to find out about the ongoing work of the Much Wenlock Flood Group.

Also present will be Shropshire Councillors, town councillors and parish councillors, to discuss any other important issues that residents may want to bring to the meeting.

Shropshire Councillor David Turner said:

 “This is a great opportunity to learn more about the work of the Community First Responders and what opportunities are available to residents within the scheme, and the work of the Much Wenlock flood group.

“I hope that many local residents will come along.  This is also an opportunity to raise local concerns with councillors and the police.”

Members of the local policing team will be in attendance to listen to any concerns or issues.

For further information on the LJC or the community grants available, please call Kerry Rogers, community action officer (south area), on 07582 003401.