Do you think you’ve got what it takes to become a volunteer CFR and want to do your bit for your local community?
A Community First Responder scheme is made up of volunteers who within the community they live are trained to attend emergency calls on behalf of the ambulance service, provide awareness and training to the community in Basic Life Support and the use of a defibrillator.
West Midlands Ambulance Service has Community First Responders in Arden, Solihull, Birmingham, Black Country, Hereford, Worcestershire, Shropshire and Staffordshire and we are looking to increase our membership.
Community Responders are volunteers who give their time to respond to lifesaving emergency calls on behalf of the ambulance service and provide first aid until the arrival of an NHS resource. The role is highly rewarding and offers opportunities to meet new people and learn valuable lifesaving skills through the free training provided by WMAS.
Once qualified volunteers will be affiliated with their local group and will expected to give a minimum of twenty hours per month. Mandatory refresher training is provided annually and is delivered locally.
Applicants will have a good all-round education, a good level of fitness to perform the role of a CFR and a full UK driving license held for at least one year, with no more than 3 current penalty points. Applicants should also have good communication skills and a willingness to learn and help others.
To find out more about becoming a CFR you can read testimonials from our current CFRs Ash O’Malley and Martin Bennett, contact your local CFR scheme or, alternatively, please contact the Community Response Manager for your local area:
Community Response Managers
Mobile: 07896 175337
Mobile: 07884 050877