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First Response welcomes Mrs Andy Bleasdale

Andy has been employed in the education field for over thirty six years. Seventeen of those years were spent as head teacher of a successful primary school. She brings to First Response her vast experience working as an Advisory Teacher for the Local Authority as well as a School Leadership Coach. She will be responsible for the support and development (CPD) opportunities for all of us in the team at First Response.

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ISO 9001, 18001 and 14001 Audits

First Response underwent its 2012 annual ISO 9001, 18001 & 14001 audits on Friday 8th June. This was carried out by Mr Cliff Smith of QMS (Quality Managements Systems).

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First Response's Sadie Watts passes NEBOSH Diploma

Sadie Watts joins one of over 10,000 students to have passed the NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety. This is a significant qualification for First Response Resuscitation and First Aid Training, and further strengths the company's portfolio of certification.

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First Response one of the first Qualsafe Awards Centre in the region

Clive Haddrell, Director of First Response, is delighted to announce that the company has been awarded prestigious Qualsafe Registered Centre status. Only a handful of first aid training companies in the South West have achieved this standard, which means they are now assured to deliver some of the best quality training in the region.

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NEW COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT: Sports Club First Aid Medical Team Training

First Response have unveiled their latest course offering amateur sports clubs the opportunity to have their medical teams fully trained to HSE, JRCALC, Resuscitation Council UK 2010 and NICE standards.

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Investors In People Review

First Response successfully passed the three yearly Investors In People review process carried out by 'Recognising Excellence South West'. We now look forward to the next three years developing its staff to meet with its customer's demands and expectations.

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Successfully passed QMS External Audit

First Response were delighted to announce their successful completion of an external audit for ISO9001, IS018001 and ISO14001.

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Pilning Surgery Support Group

Cive Haddrell, Direct at First Response Resuscitation and First AId Training Limited, Bristol was invited to give a talk to the Pilning Surgery Support Group. The turnout from the community of Pilning was overwhelming. During the evening and Clive presented the group with the New Resuscitation (2010) Guidelines as well as other First Aids topics.

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Medical Equipment

Auto Injector Pens for Anaphylaxis

Emerade is an adrenaline auto-injector used for the emergency treatment of severe acute allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) to foods, medicines or insect stings. It can also be used for exercise induced anaphylaxis. Emerade is a Prescription only Medicine (PoM) and 150, 300 and 500 mcgs are available from the pharmacist.

Emerade 500 300 150 Auto Injector

Bausch & Lomb
5 Walker Close

London N11 1AQ, UK


Tel: 0203 397 8020 (Monday-Friday 9.00-17.00)



Defibrillators from Defib Store

Defib Store manufactures a range of external IP66 Defib Store cabinets. Defib Store are also partners with all the UK’s leading defibrillator manufacturers so can offer Zoll, IPAD, Physio- Control, Cardiac Science defibs and all accessories at competitive prices. 


defib and cabinet DefibStore


Special Offer: Up to 10% discount for all First Response Resuscitation and First Aid Ltd customers. Download discount code here »


Defib Store Ltd
Unit 1 Tideswell Business Park
Whitecross Road
Tideswell, Buxton SK17 8NY


Tel: 01298 872 186



i-gel® from Intersurgical Ltd

We have been impressed by the range of airway management devices from Intersurgical. In particular the i-gel® supraglottic airway has proved popular with our customers. i-gel® is a registered trademark of Intersurgical Ltd and you can find some training video footage in our Useful videos section here »


igel intersurgical a


Intersurgical Ltd
Crane House
Molly Millars Lane
Berkshire RG41 2RZ, UK


Tel: 0118 9656 300



Medical Supplies

If you are looking for a piece of medical equipment we find Oncall Medical Supplies of Exmouth extremely helpful. They offer very sensible and sound advice and are always on hand to advise. We have worked with them for a number of years and they come highly recommended.

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Oncall Medical Supplies

15 Victoria Road


Devon EX8 1DL


Tel: 0845 230 8930 



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