We have over 1200 Community First Responders (CFRs), medical students, military, police and fire Co-Responders trained to respond to life-threatening emergencies.  Patients affected by cardiac arrest, heart attack, breathing difficulties or a stroke are able to receive help before our first ambulance response arrive.  Our volunteers are trained by South Central Ambulance Service.

All these Community First Responders (CFRs) are volunteers, and they come from every walk of life. What they have in common is their desire to make a difference by volunteering in emergency situations. Each year our Responders attend over 30,000 incidents.  CFRs and Co-Responders are volunteers giving up their time to help save lives in their community.  Responders are supported and managed by SCAS’s Community Engagement and Training Team for their training and operational deployment. 


Could you be a Community First Responder?

If you are interested in being a CFR you will need to be:

  • Physically fit and healthy
  • Able to carry out effective CPR for up to 20 minutes (after training)
  • Over the age of 18
  • A car owner with a full UK driving licence
  • Able to volunteer for 20 hours per month
  • Prepared to have a disclosure and barring service check (DBS)

The motivation to be a CFR comes from within.  Here’s what our volunteers had to say;

“the next greatest thing to bringing in a new life is to save one.  By giving up a few hours in the evening you could play an important role in giving someone a second chance of life”

“being a first responder not only gives you the chance to really do something for your community, it gives you the chance to make a huge difference to someone needing vital help”

Could you be a Charity Volunteer?

Do you really admire what our volunteer lifesavers do, but just know it’s not for you? Could you help us to fundraise and raise funds to support our CFRs and staff? Maybe you can help distribute and collect our collecting tins?  Do you know people at your local golf club or local companies who might be willing to support us? Maybe you can just offer a couple of hours to help out at your local fete? Any help you can give will be welcomed with open arms. Please get in touch so we can have a chat about what might work for you.

To express an interest in volunteering with us please complete our volunteer enquiry form

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