North Northants Community First Responders
All Community First Responders undergo an intensive training and assessment program in Emergency First Aid by the East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust.
Community First Responders come from all different walks of life and volunteer for many different reasons. Anyone who wants to help their community can become a CFR. No previous medical experience or training is necessary although you will need a caring attitude and be able to cope with potentially distressing situations.
While a responder is on call, they can continue with their normal day to day activities while in the local area, but must be ready to drop everything and attend a call should one arise. A Community First Responder needs to be extremely reliable and trust worthy, good under pressure, able to remain calm in emergency situations, be caring when dealing with patients and have a good level of physical fitness.
You will also need to:
In addition to the above volunteers are also required to:
You will be asked to attend a welcome evening and introduction to East Midlands Ambulance Service. Subject to acceptance of your application, and the completion of relevant checks we will then arrange training in your local area.
There are 2 training levels
Level 2 training includes:
Level 3 training includes:
To achieve level 3 you must complete 12 months of service and 200 volunteer hours on duty.
Each unit requires the completion of a written and practical assessment which then must be updated every year.
Public training for CPR & Defibrillator is also available. This takes approximately two hours and is completely free of charge. The training covers CPR, Defibrillator, Choking and Heart Attacks.
Please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if this is something you would be interested in doing within your community.
Please note that this training is not certified.
Views that are expressed here are North Northants Community Responders and do not necessarily reflect the views of East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust.
Scheme Coordinator & Trustee: Stacey Price Email: Staceyprice@northnorthantscfr.nhs.uk
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