LIVES name their new mascot
As part of the annual Everyday Heroes campaign, which celebrates LIVES volunteers, LIVES has launched their new mascot and we asked for your help to name him.
Lincolnshire schools entered the ‘Name the mascot competition’, with entries being shortlisted and put to a public vote this week via the LIVES website.
LIVES is pleased to announce that Holy Trinity Primary School in Tattershall has won the competition with their entry, Defibrillator Dan.
Nikki Silver, CEO of LIVES said: "We had a great response to our mascot competition and we're thrilled with the winner. We think Defibrillator Dan will be a real asset to LIVES."
Defibrillator Dan made an appearance at the school on Friday 20th July, to thank the pupils for their efforts.
LIVES is a registered charity which provides a timely and skilled response by trained volunteers to medical emergencies throughout Lincolnshire. When you dial 999 not only will an ambulance be mobilised, but at the same time, the LIVES volunteers on call in your area will also receive notification that you need their help.
LIVES community first responders are volunteers based in local communities who are trained to deliver timely life-saving interventions. Our medic responders are qualified healthcare professionals – doctors, nurses, paramedics and technicians – who provide advanced or critical medical care to support the ambulance service. LIVES responders attended 21,500 emergency calls in Lincolnshire in 2017. The types of emergencies have ranged from falls, breathing problems and chest pains to the most serious life-threatening emergencies, including more than 1,000 serious road traffic collisions.
LIVES was formed in 1970 following a horrific road accident on the A1 at Catterick in which the casualty died through lack of immediate medical care. This triggered two Lincolnshire doctors, Dr Michael Cooper from Nettleham and Dr Richard Harper-Smith of Tetford to develop the services of a voluntary group of doctors who would be available to attend road traffic accidents to provide assistance to the emergency services.
LIVES was born – a scheme designed to provide a high level of emergency medical assistance for road traffic accident victims and other trauma cases. Over the years, LIVES has saved thousands of lives in Lincolnshire following traumatic accidents. In 1999 LIVES developed a First Responder scheme for Lincolnshire in which members of the public are trained to deliver emergency first aid to patients who have dialled 999 in their community.