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The first medical resource on scene in around 31% of incidents attended

SARS has responded to over 19000 call outs

Over 7000 clinical hours volunteered annually

£0 cost to the patients we treat

Over the years, we have collaborated with many different organisations and charities to help raise awareness of vital issues that are directly relevant to our prehospital work. 

On average, SARS responders are mobilised to at least one patient in cardiac arrest every week. 

SARS hold regular CPR awareness sessions in schools and with other groups to help highlight the importance of bystander CPR in reducing fatal cardiac arrests. 

SARS & Radio Suffolk - CPR community initiative 

SARS volunteer clinicians undertaking a CPR awareness session with Suffolk school-children

If you are interested in SARS volunteers holding a CPR awareness session or another in-house presentation for your group, please use our online  Booking Form or email We do not charge for these sessions but they are dependent on our volunteer’s availability. 

Gary Wright with the SARS responders and other emergency personnel who helped save his life
This could have happened to anyone. I feel I have been very lucky. They gave me CPR, if it was not for them nothing else would have mattered.

Gary Wright was 49 when he suffered a cardiac arrest. He was given bystander CPR by two off-duty nurses before the arrival of a SARS team. 

Immediate bystander CPR increases the chance of survival by 60%

Would you like to know more? Why not book at talk from one of our team to give your group an insight of how SARS works and the impact of our activity county-wide. Book Now!

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SARS receives no central government funding. We rely on voluntary donations to fund equipment and training for our clinical volunteers. Please help us offer the best possible service to the people of Suffolk and its surrounding areas. 

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