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?

Hear from people who are already community first responders

Why is an earlier response so important?

How are CFRs dispatched by ambulance control?

Find out more about the CFR training given

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.