Community First Responder - Dorset

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 West NHSTrust 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, Regional CFR Lead -

The closing date for this post is 24/01/2018 and interviews will be held on 26/01/2018.

This vacancy is open only to current St John Ambulance volunteers and employees.

Please apply here:

Share this volunteer vacancy

Role information

Community First Responder

Poundbury, Dorchester

8 hours per week min

Contact and copyright info