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FUNDING RAPID EMERGENCY RESPONSE

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Arrive Alive can help to save lives

Arrive Alive is the only charity of its kind in England solely dedicated to funding vital lifesaving vehicles and equipment for Community First Responder groups (CFR's) who attend 999 medical emergencies. CFR's are medically trained volunteers who are dispatched via a 999 call, they can reach a medical emergency in those vital seconds/minutes prior to a road or air ambulance due to being directly based within the heart of the community.

Arrive Alive is the UK's only registered charity that is solely dedicated to funding lifesaving voluntary operated vehicles and equipment for Community First Responders (CFR's) approved by West Midlands Ambulance Service. CFR's are volunteers trained by West Midlands Ambulance Service who can attend a 999 call in those vital seconds/minutes prior to a road or air ambulance. Arrive Alive is a none government, NHS or lottery funded charity.

Arrive Alive can only ensure that operational voluntary operated vehicles and equipment becomes operational within your local community by ensuring vital funds are raised.

Each lifesaving vehicle is solely operated by medically trained volunteers and is solely funded by public donations, Arrive Alive does not receive any government or national lottery funding.

Demand is greater than ever on our current operational lifesaving vehicles and equipment. An additional nine voluntary operated lifesaving equipped vehicles are urgently needed on the frontline to help CFR's and West Midlands Ambulance to provide even more efficient lifesaving assistance following a 999 call.

Arrive Alive does not receive any national lottery or government funding.

Donations are crucial to enable the expansion and development of the fleet of rapid emergency response vehicles to ensure lives can be saved.

Each Arrive Alive vehicle is deployed to a medical emergency via a 999 call prior to a road or air ambulance and is operated by a medically trained volunteers under the remit of West Midlands Ambulance Service.

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Andy Jeynes Community Response Manager for West Midlands Ambulance Service UNHSFT said

''2020 has been a challenging year for the NHS Ambulance Service and we were grateful that our Volunteer Responders continued to support the Ambulance Service through these extraordinary times by attending over five and a half thousand 999 calls in the last 12 months. In Community Response we begin 2021 with two hills to climb. Firstly COVID restrictions are still here which present even greater challenges and secondly West Midlands Ambulance Service are currently in the midst of the largest Community First Responder campaign the Trust has ever planned. Over the next twelve months we are hoping to double the number Volunteer Responders in the Community. This is a huge task and one that is made easier by the continued support of our Volunteer Responder Schemes and the Charity “Arrive Alive” who have committed to providing Response Vehicles for our volunteers. I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank-you to Arrive Alive for playing their part in building a Resilience to keep our responders mobile and to support our patients, their Community and the wider NHS.''

Area of 999 medical emergency Number of 999 calls attended by CFR's CFR's first on scene prior to a road or air ambulance

Birmingham

246

198

Black Country

82

67

Arden - Solihull

560

507

Staffordshire

1010

956

Herefordshire

23

23

Shropshire

418

377

Worcestershire

160

117

Total

2499

2245

Just some examples of life threatening medical emergencies that an Arrive Alive vehicle can be deployed to following a 999 call prior to a road or air ambulance:

  • Cardiac Arrest/Heart Attack
  • Epileptic Seizures
  • Diabetic Emergency
  • Falls or Fainting
  • Anaphylaxis (Allergic Reaction)
  • Paediatric Emergencies
  • Acid Attacks
  • RTC – Road Traffic Collision
  • Stroke
  • Severe Injuries – i.e. Heavy Bleeding
  • Sporting Accidents/Injuries
  • Sepsis
  • Major Incidents
AREAS OF EXPANSION FOR FOUR LIFESAVING VEHICLES AND EQUIPMENT SUBJECT TO AVAILABLE FUNDS

Coventry and suburbs

An additional vehicle for Birmingham city and suburbs

Featherstone, Wolverhampton and suburbs

An additional vehicle for Solihull and suburbs

CURRENT AREAS OF OPERATION

Birmingham city including suburbs

Solihull including suburbs

Black Country including suburbs

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All our funding comes from charitable donations from the public, which means we can continue to work on making the UK a safer place with rapid medical support for emergency situations.

Ways to support Arrive Alive

By making a donation via; cheque, BAC's, via JustGiving or via www.arrivealiveresponse.co.uk.

Arrange a fundraising event i.e.; dress down day, coffee morning, sports match, golf day, quiz, sponsored walk or run.

A bucket collection or display some of our counter top collection boxes.

Choose Arrive Alive as your chosen charity of the year.

Follow Arrive Alive on Twitter @Arrive_AliveUK.

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