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Bridgend residents urged to become 'First Responders'

The Welsh Ambulance Service is appealing to people in the Bridgend area to make a difference to family, friends or neighbours in distress, by becoming a Community First Responder.

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Bridgend residents encouraged to become Community First Responders

The volunteers will learn CPR, oxygen therapy, basic first aid and how to use a defibrillator Credit: PA

The Welsh Ambulance Service is appealing to people in the Bridgend area to make a difference to family, friends or neighbours in distress, by becoming a Community First Responder.

The Trust is especially keen to recruit in Maesteg, Porthcawl, Pyle and Kenfig Hill.

First Responders are volunteers who give up their spare time to attend appropriate 999 calls, and give first hand emergency care to people in their own community.

All volunteers will be trained by the Welsh Ambulance Service to administer basic first aid, and things like CPR.

Their role does not replace the normal response of a paramedic, but is designed to support the patient until the paramedic arrives.

Training for the latest batch of Community First Responders in this area begins in May.

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