Being a member of the WACFR team is very rewarding, whether as a medical responder or by providing vital support in admin and fundraising. We are always happy to discuss possibilities with anyone who is potentially interested.
Serving our Community's Emergency Medical Needs with Care Pride and Excellence
Established in 1999 in partnership with the Staffordshire Ambulance Service, and now operating under the auspices of the West Midlands Ambulance Service, we aim to ensure that people in our community receive emergency medical care as soon as is possible, and ideally within the national guidelines of 8 minutes. Our remote location makes this difficult without our help.
West Midlands Ambulance Service Thanks Volunteers and Public for Assistance As staff who were working over the snowy period will attest to, some of the road conditions weren’t just difficult, they were ridiculous with monster snow drifts caused by the strong winds. This inevitably meant some vehicles got stuck. The Trust is extremely lucky to be supported by a wide range of charities and organisations who mobilise in such times. These include CFRs with 4x4 vehicles, St John Ambulance and others such as the Severn Area Rescue Association (SARA). Equally, crews have told stories of members of the public almost ‘magically’ appearing when their vehicle got stuck and helping to give them a push up a hill or two. Strategic Operations Director, Craig Cooke, said: “We are very lucky to be supported by so many generous individuals and organisations who help out during difficult conditions such as those we experienced last week. Not only did you help free vehicles when they got stuck, but many staff benefitted from being given lifts into work or home again. Thank you so much for your dedication and help.” ...