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 the CEO of Arrive Alive. 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 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

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