Your Local Community First RespondersThe Community First Responder (CFR) Scheme is a partnership between Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) and local groups of volunteers living within the community.
As authorised volunteers for the ambulance service we work as part of a dedicated team whose aim is to reduce the number of pre-hospital deaths in Yorkshire.
In many medical emergencies, the first few minutes are critical and if effective treatment can be provided within that time, lives can be saved.
We are trained by YAS in basic life support skills, Cardio-Pulmonary-Resuscitation (CPR), the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and the administration of oxygen.
When a 999 call is received by YAS, an ambulance response is dispatched. At the same time a Community First Responder, on call in the area, can be alerted and asked to assist to ensure that help reaches the patient as quickly as possible.
We respond to specific selected emergency calls relating to adult life threatening medical emergencies such as cardiac arrest, asthma, breathing difficulties, choking and allergic reactions. We are not dispatched to trauma incidents or any incident involving children.
Staveley CFR Team need new recruits. We really need more volunteers to ensure that our team can operate fully. You could do it and you'd be serving your community too. You do not need previous medical training, just a willingness to volunteer to be on call from home for just a few hours per month. You must be over 18 years of age, have your own vehicle, and hold a full driving licence. If you are interested please contact the Staveley YAS Community First Responder coordinator Derek Hammond on Tel 340530 or email@example.com.
With your help, we could save a life.