Bubbenhall Community First Responders Support West Midlands Ambulance Service in dealing with life-threatening, emergency, medical calls within our community.  We provide vital 'first-person-on-scene' assistance to people who are ill or injured prior to the arrival of the ambulance crew.

The Community First Responder Scheme is a national initiative and is an integrated part of the ambulance service, there are around 1,500 Community First Responders working across the West Midlands region backed up by a WMAS CFR Coordinator for Coventry & Warwickshire who is a full-time member of staff (Paramedic) at WMAS.

We are all volunteers who live in Bubbenhall & Ryton-on-Dunsmore and are fully trained by West Midlands Ambulance Service to deal with medical emergencies that arise within our locality.  We provide our time free of charge and receive no funding from West Midlands Ambulance Service.  Our ability to offer this service for our community comes through the help of generous donations and fundraising events; we receive no funding from WMAS or the NHS.  More information on the CFR schemes can be found here

Government and NHS Guidelines stipulate that a person in difficulty suffering from a heart attack, stroke etc should be stabilized within 8 minutes for any chance of survival, however research shows that the person will have an 80% chance of survival if stabilised within 2 minutes. For every minute past that minute that passes the person's chance of survival drops 10% per minute.  Nationally, 383,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests occur annually with 88% of these arrests occurring at home; by embedding trained people with life-saving equipment within our community we hope to provide the earliest possible response and best possible chance of survival.