Ettington Community
First Responder Scheme
Providing first-response emergency medical care in the Stourdene region of South Warwickshire in partnership with West Midlands Ambulance Service
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Meet the CFR team

Name Tim Greenway
Role Community First Responder
Home Location Combrook
Occupation Chartered Engineer


About Yourself

I’m a mechanical engineer in the day job, currently working in Warwickshire but previously in India, Asia and briefly in the US. Some years back, I completed two years with https://www.vsointernational.org/about-us at a hospital in Ghana. Looking back, VSO was probably one of my key motivations for joining the E-CFR.

You say …

“I joined the team to try to give something back to the community in which I live, doing my best to help people when in need”

 
Name Dave Ariss
Role Community First Responder
Home Location Long Marston
Occupation Part time H&S Advisor and Airport Firefighter


About Yourself

I have always had an interest in first aid and since my early career in the military, my focus has always really been around service and helping people. In my spare time I enjoy going to see live music, keeping fit and flying having gained a private pilots licence.

You say …

“I joined the team because … I wanted to help people and give something back to the local community”

 
Name Barry Mckenzie
Role Community First Responder
Home Location Wellesbourne
Occupation Sports Centre Manager


About Yourself

For the last 25+ years I have worked in the Sports & Leisure Industry.  Some years back I had the privilege to be part of the Warwickshire Constabulary as a Special Constable. Working as a Special Constable, I learnt something new about myself and my abilities in facing, sometimes, difficult and challenging situations. I enjoy spending time with my family; my hobbies include athletics and generally keeping fit.

You say …

“I became a Community First Responder to help and give time back to my local community”

 
Name Rennie Boreham
Role Community First Responder
Home Location Ettington
Occupation Midwife and Special Needs Teacher


About Yourself

I joined the team in April 2014 and, having started my training as a CFR in February 2015, I became operational in April 2015. I am a Registered Midwife and a teacher of children with special needs. My personal interests outside family and work are cooking and baking (especially tasty Czech treats), reading, travel, and technology and useful gadgets. A long hot bath is my best reward at the end of the day.

You say …

"I joined the team because I enjoy taking an active role in my community. I will be able to make a real difference to someone’s life; just like in my employment as a Community Midwife.  Contrary to what most people think though, being a registered Midwife does not bring an automatic medical advantage because the role of a CFR is so different. The training given by WMAS is thorough and confidence building, and the team spirit within the Ettington CFR Scheme is strong. My most memorable event so far was at the conclusion of my induction training when I spent two shifts with a paramedic crew; not only did this give real experience of emergency medical care but, with every job on every shift arriving out of the blue, it gave me confidence that I too will be able to respond to the unknown."

 
Name Mandy Matthew
Role Community First Responder and Trustee
Home Location Ettington
Occupation Company Director


About Yourself

I joined ECFRS in May 2011 taking on the role as Trustee and Treasurer for the Team. I currently work from home for our two companies Trend Management Services, our business turnaround company, and TMS Car Storage, where most of my work involves management accounting, contract initiation and customer liaison.

You say …

”When I joined as treasurer in May 2011 my first objective was to gain Charity status for the team.  It was a good milestone achievement which has enabled us to raise funds both from collection boxes and sponsored events. As a result of careful fund management, we were able to purchase a Scheme Car in 2013 which enables us to raise our profile and also to provide the active CFRs with a fully equipped emergency vehicle. I feel that as a team we are growing in both experience and numbers which is good for both the community and our team spirit.”