CORBY, England, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
- Funding of new kit bags will help save lives
RS Components (RS), the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products and the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), is helping to save lives in Northamptonshire after funding a life saving medical kit bag.
RS Components, who provide a range of personal protection and site safety equipment, including respiratory protectors, fire extinguishers and signs are the perfect kit bag donators. The donation will help volunteers in the Corby Community First Responder (CFR) scheme to administer life saving treatment before an ambulance can arrive in those areas of the county that are more remote.
Volunteers are trained by East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) to a nationally recognised level to deliver a fast response to people who suffer a heart attack, have chest pains, are unconscious or have severe breathing difficulties. The kit bag, which contains an Automated External Defibrillator, aspirators, breathing masks and basic first aid equipment helps CFRs to save lives or prevent disabilities from injury.
Corby Community First Responders group co-ordinator Hughie Levenie commented: "East Midlands Ambulance Service provides the necessary training and support, but the CFR scheme is financially self supporting and we are therefore grateful for any input from local business and community groups. Our volunteers provide a service to the Corby community to help the Ambulance Service save lives and the donation from RS Components will allow us to buy more equipment to provide this service."
After hearing about the scheme from RS UK employees, the business was delighted to add its support. RS Components UK General Manager Paul Quested said: "The medical assistance given by the Community First Responders is invaluable so we are thrilled to be able to fund a new kit bag. We are the largest employer in Corby so are pleased to support an initiative that can really help local people."
More details about the role of CFRs can be found via http://www.emas.nhs.uk/getinvolved
About RS Components
RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products. Through operations in 32 countries and 17 warehouses, the Group serves 1.6 million customers worldwide and distributes 550,000 products ranging from semiconductors and optoelectronics to power tools and protective clothing. The product and service portfolio supports the entire product lifecycle from R&D through pre-production to maintenance and repair. The Group ships more than 46,000 parcels on the same day the orders are received.
Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year to 31 March 2011 had revenues of £1.18bn.
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