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Local People Saving Local Lives

Posted for South Northants Community Responders (SNCR)

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Would you like to help people in your community? Can you give up some free time?  Do you want to learn essential life saving skills? Do you hold a full, clean driving licence? Are you in reasonably good health?

Community First Responders (CFRs) are now playing a vital role in the emergency care. They are just ordinary members of the public who have been trained by the ambulance service to deliver life-saving skills in their local areas pending the arrival of an ambulance.  For patients experiencing cardiac arrest, every second counts. For every minute that passes without defibrillation, a person's chances of survival can decrease by up to 10%. Are you up for the challenge?


A Community First Aider 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 good level of physical fitness.


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  • Emergency Response
  • Health and Social Care


  • First Aid
  • Supporting People and Befriending


  • Age restrictions
    Over 18
  • DBS check required
    Enhanced, which is carried out by the East Midlands Ambulance Service
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
    scheme meetings
  • Training provided
    training course which is currently 3 days in length
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When do I need to be available?

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Availability Details

While a responder is on call they can continue with their day to day activities while in the local area, but must be ready to drop everything and attend a call should one arise.
Be able to commit to a minimum of 4 hours a week voluntary service (to be arranged in conjunction with your CFR coordinator).

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