Are you interested in becoming a Community First Responder?
We are seeking volunteers to join the team in many parts of our area.
Community First Responders (CFRs) are members of the public who volunteer their time to be available to respond to selected emergency 999 calls to help other members of the community.
Volunteers can be male or female, aged over eighteen years. They must have access to a car and be able to attend emergency calls from either their home or place of work as soon as they are received.
Whilst a responder is on call in their local area or at their workplace, they can continue with their normal activities until a call is received. They can attend if possible or reject the call if deemed inappropriate.
A Community First Responder needs to be extremely reliable and trustworthy, good under pressure, able to remain calm in emergency situations, be caring when dealing with patients and have a reasonable level of physical fitness.
Rother Responders are a registered charity. Any volunteer joining must be prepared to participate in some fundraising and public awareness events with other members of the team.
Prospective responders have to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check which is carried out by the Ambulance Service and will have to attend an occupational health assessment following a successful interview. You are also required to give two referees on your application.
What is the next step?
Please use the Contact Us
link and provide us with the following information:
- Your full name
- Postal address (including postcode)
- Contact telephone number
- Email address
- Details of any previous voluntary/medical experience (although previous experience is not essential as full training will be given)
We'll get back in contact as soon as possible to discuss this further, and give you more details on the role and application process, should you decide to pursue this.