PLEAS have been made for more volunteers to become first responders in the Dengie.

Dengie First Responders are looking for volunteers to give up ten hours a month to help the community.

First responders provide emergency cover for life threatening situations such as heart attacks until ambulance crews can arrive.

Training is given by the ambulance service in basic life support, resuscitation, administering oxygen and using a defibrillator.

For more information about becoming a first responder, contact