Hatzola Northwest have inaugurated eight new responders to its Emergency Response Team. 

Members attended weekly assessments, scenarios and examination of pre-hospital emergency care skills.

The training program led by Kevin Cuddon was enhanced by external lecturers and practitioners.

New responders were presented with certificates and equipment. The group were the first to receive medical trauma and equipment bags designed to comply with latest legislation. 

The new bag initiative was inspired by the family of Akiva Korc after Hatzola came to his rescue during a choking episode. Additional bags have been dedicated by members of the community. 

Akiva’s parents, Sammy and Abi Kroc, attended the graduation evening. 

Hatzola Northwest is a 24/7 community service, operating 365 days a year and one of the most effective units in the UK dealing with over 5,000 calls a year. 

The service is provided free of charge. There are 54 active volunteer responders who have undergone intensive training, carry radios and respond in their own vehicles. 
Volunteers carry trauma kits and BLS (Basic Life Support) bags, complete with resuscitation equipment, oxygen and defibrillators. 

Hatzola Northwest presently has three active ambulances for serious calls and urgent patient transport.

Details: Rob Taub on rob@hatzolanw.org or 0772 585716