The Resuscitation Council (UK) states that a First Responder is “a person, trained as a minimum in basic life support and the use of a defibrillator, who attends a potentially life-threatening emergency.”
Who is a Community First Responder?
A Community First Responder is a local volunteer who agrees to undertake training in Basic Life Support. This then enables them to provide life saving treatment to those people within the community who are critically ill, in the first few minutes prior to the arrival of an ambulance.
What type of incidents do Community First Responders get sent to?
Community First Responders can expect to be sent to:
Difficulty in Breathing or Choking
Medical Collapse or Unconscious Patients
Over 550 callouts and 9000 hours to date
We need more volunteers for more cover.
Are you having an event?
We can give the public information about First Responders and let them try CPR for themselves.