A GROUP of community-based first-aiders in South Lakeland have taken delivery of vital new life-saving equipment thanks to a £1,000 grant from the energy company Banks Renewables.

The 21 members of Endmoor and District Community First Responders have been trained by the North West Ambulance Service to provide basic life saving techniques, including cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), oxygen therapy and the use of automated external defibrillators, so they are able to attend medical emergencies in the local area ahead of the ambulance service’s arrival.

The volunteers provide an important early intervention in and around Endmoor, particularly in the event of a suspected heart attack, and the treatment they can give can increase the chances of patients’ survival and full recovery.

Banks Renewables operates the Armistead windfarm at Old Hutton.