Dufton First Responders Team
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 Scheme organised in conjunction with the local ambulance service trust. Having someone in the community who has been trained in first aid and can reach the patient quickly makes all the difference.
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.