Volunteering as a community first responder (CFR) you will be trained to respond to certain medical emergencies in your local area. This is a perfect role if you are thinking about a career in health care and want to get some physical experience under your belt.
As a responder you step into someone’s life for a short period of time, during which you can really make a difference.
We will train you to respond to emergencies, but you can still go about your normal routine. If we need your help, we will alert you!
We’ll never knowingly send you to an incident where there is any risk or danger to yourself. You’ll help patients who are suffering with chest pains, having breathing difficulties, in diabetic emergencies, in cardiac arrest, or who are unconscious or fitting.
For this position, you will need to be:
- Aged 18 or older
- Hold a valid, full UK driving licence with no more than six penalty points
- Have access to a car
- Have fully comprehensive insurance
- Undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (funded by the trust)
You’ll need to be caring and calm under pressure – you really could make the difference between life and death.