Meet the Team


Rachel Hiller: Coordinator

A career with the BBC working in Television Outside Broadcasts and in Light Entertainment in Radio has led on to working as a freelance.
She is also very involved as a judge, trainer and selector for British Dressage as well as being Secretary of the East Anglia Saab Owners Club.

Laurence Hall: Trainer

Married with 5 children (three of whom are step-children) he came to East Anglia in 1978 and has lived most of his time in Suffolk.

He joined the East of England Ambulance Service in 2002 and qualified as a Paramedic in early 2006.

His hobbies include music, playing in a local covers band and he has just taken up golf.

Lisa Adamson

Lisa works for Barclays Bank now but has worked as a dental nurse in the past.
She has a very fine voice and sings in both her local church choir and in local drama group productions.

Alastair Baker

Alastair is manager of Bressingham Steam Museum where Diss FR have their monthly training sessions.

He runs his own cafe at Bressingham and also responds for Long Stratton as well as Diss. Also a keen member of
the local drama group.

Claire McGahan

Claire McGahan is now at Newcastle University reading Genetics.
Claire also responds for both Hopton and Diss.

Ian Seymour-Blackburn

Ian is an engineer by trade with an Honours Degree in Engineering Technology. Approximately two years ago he became interested in the local Responder Group in Diss and since becoming active, has attended most types of incident, in all weathers and at all times of day and night. 

He is a strong believer in the need for Responders, particularly in rural communities such as Diss, and finds it personally rewarding to support the local community in this way.

Tom Catalano

Tom is 19 and now at the University of Hertfordshire reading Paramedic Science he is also working at Blooms Water Gardens on work experience and volunteers for Diss First Responders and Roydon Preschool.

Jayne Carney

Jayne is 20 and has always done volunteer work. She feels First Responders fits in really well with her social life and university course and is glad to know her spare time can really help in the community.

Suzanne Mobbs

Married to Kevin and works as a histology technician. She has lived in the area all her life and feels there is a great need for Responder Groups as we never know when we many need one! Kevin has just completed a two-day sponsored cycle ride from Hunstanton to Great Yarmouth in aid of Diss First Responders.

Samantha (Sam) Sergeant-Smith

Sam graduated in 1995 with a BSc in Human Biology. She started working life as a medical representative specialising in psychiatry and twelve years ago moved into clinical research, running studies in a variety of therapeutic areas, neurology (MS & Parkinsons) being a particular area of interested. She is married with a young son and is passionate about horses.

Kevin Mobbs

Kevin joined Diss First Responders in the Autumn of 2010.   His wife, Sue was already a Responder, so it seemed a natural progression for him to join as well.   He find responding a very fulfilling and worthwhile cause to be involved with.
As a keen cyclist Kevin has raised almost £2000 for the Group's funds.   To any prospective Responders reading this - he can thoroughly recommend it!