SAFeR’s volunteer Responders all live or work in the Steyning, Bramber and Upper Beeding area. The come from different walks of life, including housewives, schoolteachers and retirees. Team leader Christine is a kinesiologist:
“It’s good to be able to put something back into the community. I’ve been trained by the professionals to deal with emergency situations and I’ve been called out to all sorts of different cases. It’s so good to know that I can help, whether it’s an elderly person who’s had a fall and been cut or bruised, someone who’s had an accident, perhaps on a sports pitch or in the home, or if it’s a more serious life-threatening case.”
All our Responders have been checked by the Criminal Records Bureau. They carry vital medical equipment including defibrillators, blood pressure monitors and oxygen meters, but no drugs.