Life-saving team from Northamptonshire's ambulance service wins award

East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) has won a national award for one of its services.

Friday, 21st October 2016, 3:58 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 8:18 pm
Mary Spier, Steve Pratten and Mandy Lowe from the Community Response Team prior to the awards event

The Community Response Team from EMAS won the emergency services team of the year award at the UK Heart Safe Awards.

EMAS head of Community Response, Michael Barnett-Connolly, said: “We are delighted to win the award in recognition of our regional Community Public Access Defibrillator (CPAD) initiative and collaborative work with the fire service and CFR colleagues across the East Midlands.

“Thanks to our initiatives we are helping more lives to be saved through early resuscitation and defibrillation.

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The team picking up their award

“Well done everyone, a great achievement by the whole CFR and co-responder community.”

Community responders provide life-saving care in their local neighbourhood or workplace until the arrival of paramedics.

The team picking up their award