Brighton & Hove Community First Responders are a team of local volunteers who work alongside the Ambulance Service to provide a ‘first response’ to life threatening 999 calls, in our local communities.
By responding to ‘Category A’ emergency calls in the locality of our own homes, we can often arrive on scene earlier than the professional ambulance crews, enabling us to start emergency patient care as soon as possible.
In the case of a cardiac arrest, where every minute’s delay dramatically reduces a patient’s chance of survival, our early response can literally be the difference between life and death.
Volunteers need no previous medical training as full training and all equipment is provided. You need to be aged 18+, have access to a car and have a full, clean driving licence.
We are currently seeking one or two volunteers based in Rottingdean, to provide cover for your community. We ask volunteers to make themselves available to respond for an average of 5 hours a week, but you respond from home and won’t always be called out. Additionally you’ll need to attend an initial 5 day training course (held over four weekends) and a monthly team meeting in Brighton.
To apply, email the team leader at firstname.lastname@example.org