Community first responders volunteer for the ambulance service and attend emergency calls in the area where they live or work.
Their aim is to reach a potential life threatening emergency in the first vital minutes before the ambulance crew arrives.
Their role is to help stabilise the patient and the more highly skilled ambulance crew then take over the treatment.

Who can become a CFR?
Anyone can become a community first responder but you must:

+ Be physically fit

+Be aged between 18 - 70

+Agree to a disclosure and barring service check (DBS)

+ A sympathetic and caring nature

+Hold a full UK driving license

+Agree to undertake training, which is provided by the service

Want to know more?

Interested to find out more and the joining process?

What training is involved and how are CFR's dispatched to calls?

CFR Role Leaflet

Download the CFR volunteer role description

If you wish to enquire further then we encourage you to contact the team locally, we are more than happy to arrange an informal discussion about the role and share our experiences. Contact us here.

We do ask that if you apply online to become a CFR within the Canvey area then please send us a message using the contact form as we can support you through the process and get you involved as soon as possible.