Join Us - Become A First Responder

Pictured: Members of our team at our 10th Anniversay Celebration, April 2014.

Interested in joining us? See more information below, or please click here and use the email form on our contact page to get in touch.

Become a Community First Responder

Our team of volunteer Community First Responders try to provide as much cover as possible each week of the year and we operate on a rota basis. To enable us to do this we are always looking for potential new volunteers who would like to under take the training as a Community First Responder.

Full training is provided by East Midlands Ambulance Service. The role is flexible, but each responder should aim to give at least four hours of on call time each week.

While on call the responder can go about their normal business at home or at work, but must be ready to respond in their car to an emergency call out should they be required within the local area.

It is a very worthwhile and rewarding role in which you can really make a difference to the lives of the people in your own community.

Requirements of a Community First Responder

- Over 18 years of age.

- Reasonable level of physical fitness (able to carry out CPR and carry equipment bag)

- Undergo an extended Disclosure & Barring Service check (DBS)

- Have access to a car with full clean driving licence and at least one full years driving experience.

- Live or work within Misterton, West Stockwith, Walkeringham, Beckingham, Gringley on the Hill, Mattersey, Everton, Clayworth or surrounding villages.

- Be able to commit at least four hours per week to be on call from home or work.

- Able to achieve the required standard of proficiency after training, and undertake annual requalification and attend regular team meetings/training evenings (2 hours per month).

- Be sympathetic, with a caring approach to people and good at communicating.

- A respected member of the community with a mature outlook on life.

- Honest, trustworthy, reliable, compassionate and able to deal with high pressure situations.

- The wish to work as part of a dedicated team of volunteers giving help to members of your community.

We'd love to hear from anyone who would like further information about volunteering to become a Community First Responder, please contact us - click here
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