The role

Community First Responders are trained to provide emergency care to preserve life, prevent a patient’s condition from deteriorating and promote their recovery with a good quality of life. They are dispatched from their own homes, by their NHS Ambulance Service, to address emergency (999) calls. They respond in their own car to the patients' homes, workplaces or public locations.

Training and time commitment

The training and support we provide is as follows:

  • Welcome programme introducing you to the project & wider charity
  • Training in appropriate SJA policies
  • St John Safeguarding training relevant to your role
  • Community First Responder training
  • Out of pocket expenses.

Expected Time Commitment

Ideally 16 hours per month or more, spread across at least two shifts.


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