Recruitement

Bubbenhall First Responders are looking to recruit volunteers in the villages and surrounding areas of Bubbenhall, Stoneleigh, Weston under Wetherley, Stretton on Dunsmore and Princethorpe.

Our Community First Responder volunteers are trained to attend emergency calls received by the ambulance service and provide care until the ambulance arrives. When a person suffers a cardiac arrest they lose consciousness almost at once. Unless someone starts cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) within three to four minutes, the person may suffer permanent damage to the brain and other organs.

Community First Responder volunteers arrive at an emergency in a matter of minutes, as they are sent to calls in their local area.

Volunteers should be:

  • Aged 18 +
  • Have a current driving licence
  • Be physically fit
  • Be able to attend incidents whilst at home 
  • Have a caring nature and be willing to help raise the profile of the schemes in local areas
  • Successful applicants will need to pass a 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check    (www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check/overview)

Commitment

You will be on call as and when your time allows and all we ask is for a minimum of twenty hours a month of your time. Many of our volunteers do more if they wish.

Role

You will be dispatched to incidents at the same time as an ambulance.

As a first responder, you could help in the following ways:

  • Treating injuries
  • Performing CPR
  • Using an automated external defibrillator (AED).

Training

You will first receive all the initial medical training from West Midlands Ambulance Service. Additionally you will receive ongoing training either locally or from WMAS.

Next step

To find out more about becoming a Community First Responder you can view the articles on our websites, on the WMAS website at www.wmas.nhs.uk/Pages/CFRs.aspx or you can email us at info@bubbenhallcfrs.org.uk 

Bubbenhall First Responders and WMAS are committed to treating all applicants equally.