Community First Responders (CFRs) are volunteers trained and dispatched by UK ambulance services in their local communities. They provide essential lifesaving treatment and support in those crucial minutes before the ambulance crew arrives. This includes responding to patients suffering a life-threatening emergency such as a cardiac arrest, stroke or breathing problems.
Some specially trained CFRs also respond to less urgent calls such as patients who have fallen, pendant alarm activations or for patients where there is a concern for their welfare.
If you’re interested in volunteering, you’ll need to be physically fit and healthy, over the age of 18 and a car owner with full UK driving licence. All our patient facing volunteer roles are subject to an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check and all necessary training will be provided.
A day in the life of a volunteer CFR: