Community First Responder

Reliable, calm in an emergency, and passionate about helping your community. Sound like you? If yes, you could become a community first responder.

Community First Responder

Do you want to support your community and your local Ambulance Service by being the first person to assist the very sickest patients while waiting for an ambulance? Are you confident in responding alone, and able to use your own vehicle to get where you’re needed in the local area? Could you be resilient, calm and supportive to people at their most vulnerable? If so, you may be our next Community First Responder (CFR).

The role

CFRs are trained to provide emergency care to preserve life, prevent a patient’s condition from deteriorating and promote their recovery with a good quality of life. They are dispatched from their own homes by their NHS Ambulance Service to emergency (999) calls and respond in their own car to calls’ to patients in their homes, workplaces or public locations.

Training and time commitment

The training and support we will provide for you is as follows:

  • Welcome programme introducing you to the project & wider charity
  • Training in appropriate SJA policies
  • St John Safeguarding training relevant to your role
  • Community First Responder training
  • Out of pocket expenses.

Expected Time Commitment

Ideally 16 hours per month or more, spread across at least two shifts.

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Volunteering Opportunities

If you want to help save lives in your community, we’d love you to join our team. Whatever you enjoy doing, and however much time you can commit, there’s a volunteer role for you.