Community First Responder

Our community first responders are volunteers who are trained by us to attend certain types of emergency calls in the area where they live or work. Their aim is to reach a potential life threatening emergency in the first vital minutes before the ambulance crew arrives.

Their role is to help stabilise the patient and provide the appropriate care until the more highly skilled ambulance crew arrives on scene to take over the treatment.


Anyone can become a community first responder but you must:

- be physically fit

- be aged between 18-70

- agree to a disclosure and barring service check (DBS). This was previously known as

criminal records bureau disclosure or CRB.

- have a sympathetic, caring nature

- agree to undertake training, which we provide

- have a full driving licence and access to a road worthy car.


  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 01/11/2020

End Date: 31/03/2021

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Availability Details

If you live or work in any of the following areas and would like to train and volunteer as a community first responder with us, we’d love to hear from you.  Please note that currently we can only accept applications for these areas. Harwich Frinton/Walton on the Naze South Ockenden Southminster/Mayland/Burnham - Dengie - Flexible working minimum 20 hours per month


This opportunity can be carried out whilst working from home.

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