Arrive Alive the UK’s only charity dedicated to funding lifesaving voluntary operated 999 resources.
Arrive Alive is the UK’s on charity of its kind, directly supporting West Midlands Ambulance Service. Arrive Alive is solely funded by public donations and is dedicated to funding vital lifesaving vehicles and equipment for Community First Responders (CFR’s). CFR’s are medically trained volunteers who are regulated and dispatched to life threatening 999 calls by West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS).
An Arrive Alive vehicle can reach a 999 medical emergency in those vital seconds/minutes prior to a road or air ambulance due to being directly based within the heart of the community. CFR’s are trained to deal with some of the most time critical medical emergencies. All of our vehicles are on the same radio network as a standard road or air ambulance to receive the details of the medical emergency, following a 999 call. Demand is greater than ever on our current operational fleet of lifesaving vehicles and equipment.
Additional voluntary operated lifesaving equipped vehicles are urgently needed to join the existing fleet of Arrive Alive vehicles on the frontline. At present Arrive Alive currently has vehicles operational in; Birmingham, Solihull, Wolverhampton, Dudley, Walsall, North Warwickshire, Coventry, Pershore, Evesham, Droitwich & Alcester to support West Midlands Ambulance Service.
Additional vehicles are urgently needed to save lives in Coventry, Worcestershire, Birmingham North & South and Herefordshire. “Arrive Alive has already funded some amazing pieces of equipment in addition to a number vehicles for Community First Responder groups who are trained by West Midlands Ambulance Service. They operate off the same radio system as a standard road or air ambulance to attend 999 calls within the community. Arrive Alive has been a lifeline to these groups as for every vehicle that becomes operational that is potentially another life saved. There are still a large number of groups who still require resources which Arrive Alive hopes to be able to fund in the near future
.” – Andy Jeynes Community Response Manager for West Midlands Ambulance Service UNHSFT.
Arrive Alive is none government funded and is solely reliant on donations to ensure lives can be saved within communities. Every donation made to Arrive Alive regardless of how great or small makes a massive difference to help fund the vital lifesaving 999 voluntary support Arrive Alive provides to every member of the community and the ambulance service.
To find out more about Arrive Alive visit https://arrivealiveresponse.co.uk/