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 Trustees

Name James O'Neill
Role Scheme Coordinator and Community First Responder
Home Location Kineton
Occupation Emergency Care Assistant


About Yourself

 

I am an Emergency Care Assistant which means that I am an ambulance crew member. I moved to Kineton in August 2014 with my partner and two dogs and joined the ECFRS team in June 2016. In September 2016,  I took on the role of Scheme Coordinator and was elected as a Trustee. 

You say …

“I am originally from Oxfordshire and, when I was 18, I joined South Central Ambulance Service as a CFR. I really enjoyed my role and the ability to put something back into the community. I work full time as an Emergency Care Assistant.  In that role, I respond on ambulances to 999 incidents, so why would I want to carry on doing it in my own time?  Because the need for emergency care never stops, nobody does this job for the money or just because it is a job but because we are the people that can genuinely make a difference.  In the area local to where I live, I can be there very quickly; whether it be 20 minutes or 2 hours of my day to help provide effective resuscitation to someone in cardiac arrest or providing oxygen therapy for someone with breathing difficulties.  I do this job because I love it.  I get to meet some amazing people and work alongside some of the most respected staff in the country! I am planning my next step at the moment and looking to hopefully do my Student Paramedic training in the near future."

 

 

Name Mary Patel
Role Treasurer
Home Location Pillerton Priors
Occupation Actuary

About Yourself

I joined the team in September 2012. I live in Pillerton Priors with my husband and two children.

You say …

 
“As a trustee I am responsible for ensuring any actions we take follow the aims of the charity and that the assets of the charity are used in a responsible way. I have always been keen to ‘give something back’ and being at home has given me time to take on a number of voluntary roles locally. Previously this has been largely through my children, helping at the Pre-school as a trustee and chair, and as a governor at the primary school where I am currently vice-chair. I also help to provide enrichment in maths (one of my great loves!) for gifted children in the primary school. I was pleased therefore to be asked to help ECFRS as this has allowed me to give something back to the wider community.”

 

Name Nikki Jamieson
Role Scheme Secretary
Home Location Ettington
Occupation Management Consultant

 About Yourself

I’ve lived in many parts of England since moving here as a child from Australia - Bucks, Herts, London and Kent before moving to Warwickshire in June 2003 with my husband and daughter. Now the longest period I’ve stayed in one place, having fallen under the Ettington charm spell. I work full time and I joined the team at the start of 2018 when the previous Secretary stepped down and was elected Trustee shortly afterwards.

 You say... "As Mary has so eloquently stated, our role as Trustee is to make sure that the scheme aims are followed as well as funds and assets used wisely – we appreciate every penny raised by our supporters and continually check appropriate usage of it. I’ve been involved in First Aid since I was about 10, both for sporting and work reasons, so this was an easy decision when the opportunity arose. My organisation allows me to spend time working voluntarily each year and I currently support both ECFR and also the MS Society as an Ambassador. We are encouraged to take on Trustee and Board membership outside of our day to day responsibilities and I am delighted to be able to do so.