Volunteers are everyday heroes

Lifesaving volunteers are everyday heroes

Lincolnshire Integrated Voluntary Emergency Service (LIVES) is a charity who support East Midlands Ambulance Service. Over 700 volunteers are trained and give their free time to respond to 999 emergency calls in their local area. Because they live within the communities they help, they are often able to arrive within the critical first minutes of an emergency and start lifesaving aid while the ambulance crew arrive.

Michael Barnett Connolly, Head of Community Response at EMAS said: “In a life threatening emergency seconds count. Our community response model means we can link the lifesaver with their neighbours when they need help. LIVES volunteers do a fantastic job in supporting patients across Lincolnshire, performing extraordinary acts of kindness every day of the year- we are truly grateful for their commitment and dedication."

To find our more about Community First Responders visit our Team EMAS page.