Last month Red Watch from West Bridgford Fire Station was invited to attend the Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service annual awards ceremony.
On the evening of 29 November, the watch was presented with the Fire Authority’s Creating Safer Communities award by Chief Fire Officer Craig Parkin, Chair of the Fire Authority Councilor Michael Payne and The Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire Sir John Peace.
The award was in recognition of the hard work and efforts the watch has put into delivering CPR and defibrillator training sessions for local community groups.
Over the past two years the watch has delivered sessions to over 400 people from a variety of community groups, including football clubs, tennis clubs, scouts and retirement groups.
The sessions first started after the terrible incident involving West Bridgford Colts player Dyan Rich who tragically lost his life to a sudden cardiac arrest whilst playing football.
Initially, the crew worked with West Bridgford Colts and then the initiative grew from there.
The sessions aim to give people knowledge and confidence if they ever find themselves in a situation where someone needs emergency care.
Red Watch is always looking for groups and individuals to continue delivering the training too.
If you are interested please get in contact with Watch Manager Martin Hickling by email.