The team currently consists of Richard Lush, Ken Smith, Andrew Haydon, Sean Harrison and Andrew Withers..
Richard is the area coordinator. He joined the after seeing the South Central Ambulance Service trailer at the Shinfield show in August 2008. He qualified in September 2008 and was straight in the deep end with a call to support a lone Paramedic who had already been dispatched. However, as a qualified First Aid Instructor and Freelance EMT with many years of experience under his belt this was all taken in his stride.
Andrew Withers is the Managing Director of FFS Brands Limited. FFS Brands are best know for owning Southern Fried Chicken in Whitley Wood Road. While Andrew is at home he covers Whitley and Shinfield in the evenings and weekends and Woodley area surrounding this office during the working day. “This has been a very rewarding experience to give a little back to the local community.”
Andrew Haydon, joined the scheme in 2014. “…after my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 it sparked an interest for healthcare. I have embarked on a new career training to be a nurse with the aim to specialise in A&E. Becoming a first responder has given me the chance to go to emergency calls and give something back to my community.”