Volunteer of the Year
WINNER: Ian Garrett
Ian has been volunteering as a Community First Responder for 15 years, during which time he has gone above and beyond the call of duty, helping to champion and promote the role. Ian runs the East Durham Community First Responder charity in his own time, with support from NEAS. He has also set up a community base Heartstart teaching course free of charge with help from NEAS employee Grant Holland, for people in the local community.
He was responsible for the successful resuscitation of a 17 year old boy in Easington in 2012 and he also supported emergency care staff in 2014 with the successful resuscitation of 7 separate casualties within only a few weeks in East Durham.
Known by ambulance crews as a hard working and caring responder, Ian really is a true unsung hero.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: John Clifford