How do I Volunteer
Interested in becoming a volunteer community first responder?
If you are interested, you will:
- Aiding us to help save lives.
- Helping people in your community.
- Benefiting from essential lifesaving skills and techniques.
- Helping to raise the profile of the schemes in local areas.
If you are physically fit, (you need to be able to comfortably carry a medium sized response bag and perform CPR at the patients side until the ambulance arrives and is able to take over) aged 18 years or over, hold a full UK current driving license and have access to a car and can spare some time to help those in need. Then you could be eligible to join the Community First Responders scheme. There is also a requirement to have an Enhanced CRB (Criminal Records Bureau).
What training will you receive?
In order to be a qualified volunteer you must attend one of our training courses. The course is held over 1 full weekend. The course covers the following aspects of emergency care;
- Scene management.
- Unconscious casualty management.
- Airway management.
- Cardiac arrest.
- CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation).
- AED (Automatic External Defibrillator).
- Management of epilepsy.
- Diabetic emergencies.
- Cardiac conditions.
- Oxygen therapy.
- Infection control.
- Respiratory illnesses.
- Communication and Confidentiality.
- Preparing for active duty.
The community first responder (CFR) is encouraged to reinforce their training by working a shift with an ambulance crew as an observer within the first year of qualifying.
The Community First Responder Liaison And Training Officer (CRLATO) also provides monthly training in a variety of subjects and all Community First Responders are required to attend once every 6 months to remain active.
If you have what it takes, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or ring us on 0800 587 0207
For more information about CFRs, please click here.
If you would like to become a Voluntary Community First Responder please download the application pack here.
The contact details for all areas are as follows:
South Central Ambulance Service
North Wing, Southern House
Telephone: 01962 898 000 Ext 8090
If you have any queries about your application or the role in general please speak with either Lynn in the first instance.'