Our Story & Mission

FUNDING RAPID EMERGENCY RESPONSE

Help us to save lives within communities.

The motivation behind Arrive Alive’s lifesaving work was Ellie, the daughter of Debbie Roscoe. Ellie contracted a life threatening case of measles, upon hospitalisation she developed various complications.

During the illness, her Mother contacted NHS 111 for advice, and was quoted a wait of two to four hours for an ambulance. The wait was due to a GP suspecting that Ellie had just an ordinary virus.

The only registered charity in the UK solely dedicated to providing emergency medical response vehicles.

Each vehicle can arrive within those vital seconds/minutes before a road or air ambulance to initiate lifesaving treatment.

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.

EVERY SECOND

Can be the Difference

Ellie and Debbie both know from first hand experience that those vital seconds can produce a different outcome when faced with a critical life threatening medical emergency. An Arrive Alive vehicle can arrive within those vital seconds/minutes prior to a road or air ambulance to initiate lifesaving medical treatment. Arrive Alive has been able to launch and fund three lifesaving vehicles within Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country.

Discover Ellie Roscoe's Story...

Ellies life threatening case of measles was featured on ITV News. See her brave interview on the below link.

Andy Jeynes Community Response Manager for West Midlands Ambulance Service UNHSFT

''Arrive Alive has already supplied lifesaving equipment in addition to a number vehicles for Community Responder Schemes. These Volunteer Community First Responders are recruited and trained by West Midlands Ambulance Service, attending the same National Training Academy in Dudley as our full time staff. They are trained to deal with medical and traumatic emergencies and use the same communication equipment as our Emergency Ambulances to respond to 999 calls within the community. Our Responder schemes are totally self-funded and Arrive Alive support our schemes by suppling equipment and vehicles across the region. Potentially every vehicle that becomes operational is possibly another life saved. There are still a large number of groups who still require resources which I hope Arrive Alive will be able to continue to fund in the future.''

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

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