Welcome to Burntwood & Cannock Chase Community First Responders
Community First Responders (CFR’s) are volunteers, who respond to emergency 999 calls for the ambulance service.
We are trained to a nationally recognised level by the ambulance service and deliver basic life support and defibrillation to patients in cardiac arrest. As well as other treatment including oxygen administration for various emergency situations prior to the arrival of the nearest available ambulance resource.
Responders are ‘called out’ by West Midlands Ambulance Service if they can reach a life threatening situation quicker than an Ambulance Crew. Community First Responders normally cover an area approximately seven minutes travelling time from their home or work place responding to:
In 2018 the Group’s activities were recognised when they were presented with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities.
We are extremely honoured and proud to be awarded this accolade.
Here are just a few ways:
If you would like to join us or help us in any way we’d love to hear from you.
Did You Know...
Did you know...In 2016 to 2017 we attended 1543 calls.
Did you know...In April 2017 to April 2018 we attended 1350 call.
Did you know...In 2017 to 2018 our volunteers gave 4676 duty hours to the community.
Did you know...
Our group is the busiest scheme within the West Midlands Ambulance Service.