VOLUNTEERS PROVIDING EMERGENCY MEDICAL SUPPORT TO THE COMMUNITY
HART Responders are all local volunteers from the Henfield area, committing time on a regular basis to offer support to the local community. They are dispatched by the South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) to provide immediate care to those in the area who have fallen ill.
HART Responders are trained to attend emergency calls received by the ambulance service, giving life-saving care in the minutes before the ambulance arrives.
HOW CAN WE FIND YOU IN AN EMERGENCY?
What three words would you use to describe where you live? Is your house or residence clearly identifiable from the road? Do you have a visible house number which can be seen in the rain at night?
There is a newish website and app available now which is able to identify every 3metre x 3 metre piece of land on the globe's surface with a combination of three words. This gives much more exact location information to anyone searching to find someone or somewhere.
One the biggest problems HART volunteers have, when called to an emergency, is finding a particular house or location ... even more so when daylight has faded.
If everyone knew the three word location for their house or place of work, then the local emergency services can translate this information to give our attending volunteers exact directions enabling them to reach a collapsed person much faster. Every minute saved is a minute nearer recovery.
The APP is available free of charge from either Google or Apple app stores.
For more information on how the system works, have a look at the website www.what3words.com or click on the button below: