Become a Community First Responder
Could you be a Community First Responder?
First Responders volunteer their spare time to be available for
selected 999 calls to help other members of the
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
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
A Community First Responder needs to be extremely reliable and
trust worthy, good under pressure, able to remain calm in emergency
situations, be caring when dealing with patients and have a
reasonable level of physical fitness.
Regular monthly refresher training is recommended and encouraged
which is provided by the local or nearby scheme.
Prospective responders have to undergo a Criminal Records Bureau
Check (CRB) which is carried out by the Ambulance Trust following a
SEAmb's region covers Surrey, Sussex and Kent. For more
information and for details of schemes in your
area please contact the responder team on one of the
For Kent, email: Kent.firstname.lastname@example.org
For Sussex, email: Sussex.email@example.com
For Surrey & North East Hampshire,
Please can you 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
We will then pass this information on to your local CFR Scheme
Team Leader who will be in touch about attending a meeting.
Visit our Community First Responders
section to find out more about this scheme, read about sucess stories or find out about
schemes in your area.