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Leven Ladies Church Group

Leven Library Public Access Defib training recently, great work by Leven Ladies Church Group!!

NHS Patient Heart Start

Recently we gave CPR & Defib awareness AT NHS Fife’s Heart patient participation group..

Teddy CPR at the Family Learning Roadshow

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Brilliant Teddy CPR at the Family Learning Roadshow, Erskine Hall Anstruther today! Fantastic work folks, Pudsey and Mickey survived and Dylan won the Dodgeball

Young Lifesaving Fundraisers

Golf Ball Donation

Poppy Glover aged 12 and her sister Isla 10 moved to Crail in February this year and quickly came up with an idea to raise money for local lifesaving charity East Neuk First Responders. The girls have a school friend and relation who have a heart condition and after a school visit from the group to deliver defibrillator training they set about raising funds.

Living next to the Crail Golf Course they came up with the idea of collecting and selling lost golf balls. Setting up the stall at the bottom of the garden nearly every day since March with a sign for passing golfers, the girls have raised over £150.

Emma Gilmour from the charity’s management committee said yesterday “this is an amazing story the girls have done an incredible job and deserve a very big thank you. These donations are vital to allow us to continue the lifesaving work we do in the community.”

Poppy and Isla’s mum Sarah added “the girls have really enjoyed fundraising, We are very proud of them.”

Events cover 2017

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Some of the events ENFR have provided first aid cover for so far this summer; the Harbour festival in Anstruther, Crail Food Festival, Lundin Links Big Picnic. We also assisted with The Biker Fife event, where we work with our colleagues from the Fire Service and Police, and deliver the First Aid training element.

ENFR and GoodSAM


ENFR has started partnering with GoodSAM - a global community of first aid trained Responders, willing to assist during life threatening emergencies.

'Bikerdown' in Anstruther


22 Bikers attended a course held at Anstruther Lifeboat Station, organised by the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service. East Neuk First Responders delivered the First Aid module, Fire Service delivered Scene safety and Police Scotland delivered the drive to be seen section.

ENFR receives cheque for £4616 from the Anstruther Coop

East Neuk First Responders were one of three local charities of Anstruther Coop for 2016 as part of the Coop Community Project

At a recent presentation East Neuk First Responders were given a cheque for £4616; thanks to everyone who supported by using their Coop Membership cards!

Defibrillator for Broomlee Centre

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We are really excited to have donated a defibrillator to Broomlea Centre, Lothian yesterday. All East Neuk Primary Schools visit the centre for one week each year. This year one of the pupils who will be attending has a heart condition, long QT, which can potentially lead to a life - threatening heart arrhythmia.

Scottish Cardiac Arrest Symposium film

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The film was shown at the Scottish Cardiac Arrest Symposium. It is to promote and encourage community involvement in resuscitation, in particular Community First Responders, and demonstrates that the chain of survival does work!

Brian Clarke suffered a cardiac arrest in his car after leaving the gym on February 15th 2016; a bystander phoned 999 and sent someone into the gym to get the defibrillator.

The bystander carried out CPR and gym owner Stuart Barton, assisted by another bystander Duncan Small, applied the defibrillator and delivered one shock.

When First Responder Gillian Duncan arrived Brian was barely breathing and had an obstructed airway; she cleared the airway and assisted him with his breathing until the ambulance crew arrived.

Ian Wilson, a paramedic at St Andrews Station and his colleagues carried out further advanced care before transporting Brian to Ninewells hospital.

Although initially in intensive care and very critically ill, Brian is now fighting fit and back in the gym. All demonstrating the chain of survival, 999, CPR, Public Access Defibrillators, advanced care, WORKS!

The picture shows Brian, his wife Fiona, Stuart Barton, Gillian Duncan and Ian Wilson

The film can be viewed at https://vimeo.com/172116743

Stagecoach staff receive CPR and PAD awareness training

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East Neuk First Responders and other groups from Saline and Ladybank are engaged in training Stagecoach bus drivers in Fife in CPR and PAD awareness. It is hoped that this Fife initiative will eventually extend throughout Scotland to all Stagecoach staff

A new vehicle for ENFR!


East Neuk First Responders recently took possession of a new vehicle to replace their old and increasingly unreliable vehicle.

The purchase of the vehicle was made possible by generous donations from the Helen Main Trust, local community groups and businesses and individuals.

East Neuk Campervans supplied and fitted the decals

Successful use of PAD in Crail

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When Emma Scott’s mother collapsed in cardiac arrest at home in Crail, after calling the ambulance she wasted no time in sending her dad to get the Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) whilst she started chest compressions. Mr Scott knocked on neighbour Martin Paterson’s door for help who then went to Emma’s assistance with the defibrillator. Emma delivered one shock and her mum’s heart started beating normally again before the arrival of the ambulance.

East Neuk First Responders were delighted when they received a phone call from Emma telling them she had used one of their Public Access Defibrillators and successfully resuscitated her mother. Gillian Duncan, Chairperson of the group said yesterday “ we were very pleased to hear Emma’s news, there is no doubt that her prompt actions and the availability of a defibrillator saved Mrs Scott’s life” “when someone is in cardiac arrest every second counts, the quicker a shock from a defibrillator can be delivered the better the chance of survival, with up to 10% of that chance lost with every minute the shock is delayed” she went on to say.

Emma and her neighbour did a brilliant job and we hope that their success will encourage others to take a PAD and use it if the need arises, they are safe and simple to use with no training required.

We are delighted that Mrs Scott is doing so well and wish her all the best for the future.

East Neuk First Responders now manage over 40 PADs in the East Neuk, their success due largely to the fantastic support they receive from the community. They are now working with groups from all over Scotland who wish to install similar lifesaving machines.

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