Community First Responder - Falmouth Area

Community First Responder (CFR) volunteers are trained to attend emergency calls received by the ambulance service and provide care until the ambulance arrives.

Volunteers can arrive at an emergency scene in a matter of minutes, as they are sent to calls in their local area.

The schemes operate as a community partnership between St John Ambulance and local ambulance service trusts. Having someone in the community who has been trained in first aid and can reach the patient quickly makes all the difference.

St John Ambulance has been working hard across its regions to establish a close working partnership with South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust in maintaining existing CFR units and establishing new units.

Volunteers operate as part of a rota system from their own home or place of work. They are dispatched at the same time as an ambulance via ambulance control to attend Category A 'immediately life – threatening' calls. These calls can include:

  • cardiac arrest
  • diabetic emergency
  • unconscious patient
  • breathing difficulties
  • seizures

Candidates should already be St John Ambulance Volunteers trained to a minimum of Advanced First Aider level.

This role is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitations Offenders Act.

For more information please contact Julie Gallin,

The closing date for this post is 20th November 2017 and interviews will be on 1st December 2017.

If you are an existing SJA volunteer or employee, please apply here:


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Community First Responder


8 hours per week

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