Community First Responders

CFR in home

Community First Responders are volunteers trained to attend emergency calls received by the ambulance service and provide care until the ambulance arrives. They can arrive at an emergency in a matter of minutes, as they are sent to calls in their local area.  

Working in partnership with East Midlands Ambulance Service, Our Community First Responder scheme is one of the biggest in the UK with volunteers operating out of 15 units across the county.

St John Ambulance Community First Responders operate across the county including the areas of Hope Valley, Chesterfield, Ashbourne, Eyam, Hilton, Dronfield, Long Eaton, Brassington, Bakewell, Church Wilne (Ockbrook, Borowash & Draycott), Whaley-Chapel, Tibshelf, Peartree & Normanton, Castle Donington – with more planned.

To join as a Community First Responder or to find out about how you can help in your local community telephone 0845 1304 999.