David Shelton from Sussex
‘One major event was a call for
volunteers to go to Australia in 2006 to work with the
Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.
Another occasion was when I went to Guernsey for a week when I
volunteered to help with first aid for their Island Games.
I was called several times as a first aider at work, and
attended incidents in private life when the occasion arose.
One was resuscitation where I used a defibrillator on a
patient in a shopping mall. Another was when my colleague
and I were called out from duty to a collapsed man who required
Whilst the paramedic applied CPR, I was
quick to use a defibrillator that was supplied by the
football club where this occurred. One shock was sufficient to
assist in the man’s recovery until the emergency team arrived.
This man has since had a bypass operation and is fit to
travel back to the stadium and enjoy another match.’