Sunday 20th Aug 2017 - RUC Magazine

Toll tag boost for CFRs (UK)

Under the Gantry

A donation from the operators of the M6 Toll has seen Community First Responders (CFRs) provided with pre-paid Toll Tags. The donation from Midland Expressway Ltd (MEL) will ensure CFRs are able to respond in the quickest possible time.

Community First Responders are members of the public who give up their spare time to help make a difference in their communities. They offer an invaluable service by way of helping to reach those people suffering from medical emergencies in the remote rural communities, prior to the arrival of an ambulance.

Rachel Graffy, West Midlands Ambulance Service Community Response Manager, said: “This offer of support from M6toll is great news for the CFRs and can only enhance the service already provided by the volunteers.”

Karen Johnstone, MEL’s Social Committee Member, said: “The CFRs provide an amazing service. Providing them with pre-paid tags was an obvious choice for us as they need to get to any casualties in as little time as possible, using the M6toll as an alternative route to their destination could save crucial time and save lives.”

West Midlands Ambulance Service Blog 29 January

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Image courtesy of Midland Express Ltd