Arrive Alive handed community award - The Solihull Observer

Arrive Alive handed community award

Solihull Editorial 1st Dec, 2022   0

A LIFESAVING charity has been handed a top ambulance award.

Arrive Alive and its founder Debbie Roscoe were handed the Community Initiative and Partnership Award by West Midlands Ambulance Service, for the tremendous support that volunteers has provided to communities across the Midlands and Worcestershire.

The charity provides vehicles and equipment for Community First Responder (CFR) groups to attend medical emergencies across Solihull, Birmingham, Alcester, Dudley, Walsall, Cannock, Droitwich, Pershore, Evesham and North Warwickshire.

Each vehicle is allocated to an area by West Midlands Ambulance Service who dispatch the CFRs at the same time as an ambulance to help those in need.

Debbie said: “Initially it was only going to be one or two vehicles that Arrive Alive funded, however following more individuals wanting to assist with saving lives within their communities more resources were needed.

“The Arrive Alive team have worked relentlessly to ensure more areas have been supported, we are now preparing for the launch of our 11th vehicle.

“All of our vehicles are operated by medically trained volunteers and are dispatched to 999 calls by West Midlands Ambulance Service, all our vehicles are on the same radio system as a standard road ambulance.

“To be able to give something back of use to every member of a community is wonderful in addition to supporting the amazing work West Midlands Ambulance Service carries out.”

Earlier this year Solihull Chamber helped put a new Arrive Alive vehicle on the road.

After two years supporting the charity the chamber and its members raised £21,596.96.

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