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Thinking of volunteering?

Whether you are interested in joining as a Responder, helping raise awareness of our work or fundraising, or you simply want to learn more then please contact us.

Have you got what it takes?

 

We are encouraging members of the public to play a valuable role in their community by becoming Community First Responders (CFRs). 

 You will need  access to a car, and to be of reasonable fitness, as the kit is quite heavy and you could be doing CPR for a period of time, even after the  Ambulance crew have arrived. 

The Application process is run by SECAmb and includes an interview, a DBS check, and a medical.

Volunteers undergo training at one of our training centres, and are shown how to recognise and treat many things that an ambulance may be called to help with. Whilst some are serious and life threatening medical emergencies, ranging from cardiac arrest to strokes in the elderly through to infants, much of the work is far less serious but still very important to the patient. The variety of of the situations the volunteers may face is part of what makes it so interesting. 

Craig Stead, our last Team Leader, and who helped set up the Team says: “The role of a CFR is to provide assistance to those with a medical emergency and some times to start and maintain the chain of survival in cardiac arrest patients until an ambulance crew arrives.” 

Craig continues to explain why an early response is vital. 

He added: Our Community First Responders support the frontline operations and we are encouraging new volunteers to join us. CFR's are valuable volunteers  in local communities who are able to respond to appropriate incidents and assist patients in a serious or life threatening condition before the arrival of an ambulance crew. They make a real difference by saving seconds and minutes which can make the difference to the patient’s outcome.” 

Anyone can become a community first responder, as long as they are aged 18 and over and have held a full UK driving licence for a minimum of one year. They must have access to a car when they are on call. 

No previous medical experience is needed and the ambulance service provides a comprehensive training course and continuous support, together with flexible hours. 

Community First Responders log on when they want to, for as long as they want to on the days that they want to. They work in and for their local community. We ask for just four hours on call a week.

Contact us to learn more

Can you  help but do not want to be a responder?

Perhaps you feel that you would like to help but that being a Responder is not for you. Don't worry! We have lots of roles that you might like to undertake and help us deliver our Goals without being a Responder. This may be anything from fundraising to being a Community Champion encouraging others to take part in our awareness training and use of CPR and defibrillators.

 

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