Energy company cash supports Endmoor life-savers

The first responders' team leader Martin Smith and field trainer Tricia Berry with Katie Perkin, communications manager at the Banks Group.

The first responders' team leader Martin Smith and field trainer Tricia Berry with Katie Perkin, communications manager at the Banks Group.

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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.

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4:35pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Yarbles says...

Bribary
Bribary Yarbles
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7:10pm Thu 27 Feb 14

searcher21c says...

That doesn't even dent the £4m a year profit they make from the Armistead generators. The profits come after all these "generous" donations, none of which are directed towards those whose homes have been blighted.
That doesn't even dent the £4m a year profit they make from the Armistead generators. The profits come after all these "generous" donations, none of which are directed towards those whose homes have been blighted. searcher21c
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11:44am Tue 4 Mar 14

Kendal lad says...

Yarbles wrote:
Bribary
Harsh word that Yarbles.
These people give up their time and energy, for free, to save people's lives. I take it that should you be in a life threatening situation say from a heart attack, you would refuse their help as you feel they had been 'bribed' to go to your rescue?
[quote][p][bold]Yarbles[/bold] wrote: Bribary[/p][/quote]Harsh word that Yarbles. These people give up their time and energy, for free, to save people's lives. I take it that should you be in a life threatening situation say from a heart attack, you would refuse their help as you feel they had been 'bribed' to go to your rescue? Kendal lad
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11:52am Tue 4 Mar 14

Kendal lad says...

searcher21c wrote:
That doesn't even dent the £4m a year profit they make from the Armistead generators. The profits come after all these "generous" donations, none of which are directed towards those whose homes have been blighted.
Blighted homes. That will be the least of your worries when climate change really takes hold.
I wouldn't like a wind farm at the bottom of my garden, as I suspect that the majority of people wouldn't. However, siting them away from actual living spaces should cause little offence.
Yes, you can see them in the distance on a hill or out to sea. However, there is plenty of green space in this country so simply turnaround and look the other way !! Wind farms have a beauty and grace all of their own.
The energy mix of this country has to be diversified. The problems in Ukraine highlight our vulnerability as a country to outside influences on key areas of policy. Energy security is one of them.
I bet you will soon want a couple more turbines should your lights go out.
[quote][p][bold]searcher21c[/bold] wrote: That doesn't even dent the £4m a year profit they make from the Armistead generators. The profits come after all these "generous" donations, none of which are directed towards those whose homes have been blighted.[/p][/quote]Blighted homes. That will be the least of your worries when climate change really takes hold. I wouldn't like a wind farm at the bottom of my garden, as I suspect that the majority of people wouldn't. However, siting them away from actual living spaces should cause little offence. Yes, you can see them in the distance on a hill or out to sea. However, there is plenty of green space in this country so simply turnaround and look the other way !! Wind farms have a beauty and grace all of their own. The energy mix of this country has to be diversified. The problems in Ukraine highlight our vulnerability as a country to outside influences on key areas of policy. Energy security is one of them. I bet you will soon want a couple more turbines should your lights go out. Kendal lad
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