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Big increase in 999 ambulance calls dealt with on phone

The number of 999 calls to the ambulance service which are dealt with on the phone has dramatically increased during the past three years.


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Urine odour test for Bladder Cancer.

UK scientists have made a device that can smell bladder cancer in urine samples.


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Private company lined-up to take on ambulance service.

Non Emergency Ambulance Service transport in Plymouth West Devon could be handed to a private company.


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Gerald Nicholls takes on Press Officer role.

Gerald retouched smallFirst Response Resuscitation & First Aid Training Ltd are delighted to announce that one of their original trainers, Gerald Nicholls, has been named Press Officer. Gerald accepted the role at the company's recent annual team planning day in Bristol.


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Staying Alive - kids' style

Minnie Vinnie Screen shotThe British Heart Foundation show us that learning and remembering CPR can be entertaining. Watch and learn in their latest YouTube Clip.


We love it.

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NEW: First Response Blog

We've added a blog to our website. You will find it under 'News and Views', and we invite you leave us a comment about any of the articles you find there. Some of the topics we will be covering are:


  • New Resuscitation Council (UK) 2010 Guidelines
  • First Aiders
  • Resuscitation & Defibrillation
  • HSE FAW First Aid at Work
  • HSE EFAW First Aid at work
  • Paediatric First Aid

Read more: NEW: First Response Blog live →

Staying Alive

Have you seen the great clip of Vinnie Jones demonstrating CPR with the British Heart Foundation?


We loved it. So, if you were to come across a road accident, or have a friend or relative collapse in front of you, following Vinnie's advice could save their life. However, the Gold standard and laid down by the British Heart Foundation would always recommend mouth to mouth and chest compressions.

Read more: Staying Alive →

COMING SOON: New First Response First Aid A-Z section

First Response have been busy compiling a handy A-Z of medical conditions and first aid. We want to share this with you, so each month we will be uploading a letter-full of articles on this website. We're kicking off with:

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First Aid Section live

First Response are delighted to launch our new First Aid section of the website. Please come back each month to see new articles about first aid symptoms and treatments - we've kicked off with the As and Bs. More here>>

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Recognising a cardiac arrest - video from The Resuscitation Council

The Resuscitation Council's new animation on recognising a cardiac arrest.


If you have any news & views you would like to share with us, we'd be delighted to hear from you. Please get in touch or send in your stories. You might also be interested in our blog 'A guide to siezures and related first aid'.


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