Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, today spoke with Professor Anthony Marsh from the West Midlands Ambulance Service on the issues facing Community First Responders.
Gavin and Professor Anthony Marsh, the Chief Executive of West Midlands Ambulance Service, discussed the challenges that Community First Responders are facing under current restrictions of not being able to use their blue lights when responding to emergencies.
COVID-19 has posed additional challenges in how First Responders operate and respond to calls but the service has had a much needed boost in volunteers that are willing to help their communities during the coronavirus pandemic.
Gavin has urged West Midlands Ambulance Service to do more to promote the great work of Community First Responders across South Staffordshire, who have continued to serve their areas with distinction.
Speaking of the meeting, Gavin said: “It was great to discuss the challenges that West Midlands Ambulance Service are facing with Professor Marsh and I’m glad to hear that the decision to restrict First Responders in using their blue lights is being kept under review.
I know that many Community First Responders have continued to work tirelessly through the lockdown, and I will continue to campaign to help their great work”.