Why become a CFR?

CFR kit

Here are some reasons why you might like to become a responder.

  • To give something back to your community
  • To gain additional skills, from emergency aid to communication
  • To meet new people
  • To help those in need
  • To gain experience and develop personally
  • What we can give you
  • Full training related to your role as CFR
  • The necessary equipment to carry out your role
  • Flexible shifts to suit your lifestyle
  • A local CFR unit to be part of and points of contact
  • Membership of St John Ambulance
  • Updates on current emergency aid procedure
  • A professional and supportive environment


You will receive all the first aid training you need. The four day CFR course is held over two consecutive weekends and comprises induction and a range of practical skill-based subjects.

Anyone interested in joining needs to attend a recruitment evening, complete an application form and attend an interview.  Subject to CRB check, medical clearance and supporting references they will then be enrolled onto the training course.

We are actively recruiting new members to set up or extend groups in:

  • Calne
  • Corsham
  • Melksham
  • Midsomer Norton
  • Radstock
  • Paulton
  • Warminster
  • Westbury

Enquiries from other areas will be considered. 

Next step

To find out more about becoming a Community First Responder you can complete our online form or you can contact Becky Edwards on 01380 738926.