Community First Responders secure two new cars

The University of Nottingham Community First Responders, a student volunteer scheme affiliated to the University of Nottingham Students’ Union, are delighted to announce securing the lease of two brand new response vehicles. Working with the East Midlands Ambulance Service, these cars will be used by University of Nottingham student volunteers to continue responding to members of the public in Nottingham who require emergency ambulance services.

Rachel Groome, Operations Lead from Community First Responders said:

“The lease of the new vehicles has been a huge goal for us and we are extremely happy to have achieved this. Securing the cars allows our volunteers to continue supporting our community over the next three years. We have been working in partnership with both the University and East Midlands Ambulance Service and would like to thank them for all their support.

The vehicles will be situated on University Park Campus and we are aware that many students and staff of the University will see our response vehicles and meet our volunteers. We hope to raise awareness of our commitment to the Nottingham community through the continued dedication of our fantastic volunteers using our new response vehicles.”

Mick Barnett-Connolly, Head of Community Response, Collaboration & Engagement from East Midlands Ambulance said:

“EMAS is delighted to work in partnership with the University of Nottingham Students’ Union on this fantastic initiative.  The scheme has gone from strength to strength over the past few years and these latest innovative developments demonstrate a well organised and collaborative best practice project. There is no doubt this Community Response Scheme is helping improve and save more lives in Nottingham City and the surrounding area.”


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