Community First Responders
What is a Community First Responder?
The Resuscitation Council UK defines a 'Community Responder as follows:
"A person trained as a minimum in basic life support and the use of a defibrillator, who attends a potentially life-
What does a Community First Responder do?
Community First Responders( CFRs) use life-
Once an ambulance crew arrives at the scene, CFRs work alongside a clinically qualified practitioner.
How do they know what to do?
Community First Responders are trained by us to provide life-
Types of calls a Community First Responder might attend:
Traumatic emergencies (not road traffic collisions)
Patients suffering from seizures
Paediatric and children aged one year and over.
Why are CFRs so valuable and vital?
In case of cardiac arrest, for every minute that passes without cardio-
Community First Responders answer calls in their neighbourhood, therefore, the potential for them to arrive on scene before an ambulance, especially in rural areas, is vital in providing immediate life-
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Interested in becoming a CFR?
Then telephone 0800 587 0207 or email firstname.lastname@example.org now!
Want to support the CFRs?
You can give as much or little time to help the CFR, such as fundraising events or by donating. For more information about how to donate, please click here.
Find out more
Find out whether there is a CFR scheme near you visit: http://www.scas-
Volunteer Responders Governance Framework.