How Can I Help?

Become a fundraiser, be a supporter or even train to be a First Responder


Become a Fundraiser or Supporter


Community First Response schemes do not receive any statutory funding, although some material support by replenishing some consumables is provided by EMAS here in the East Midlands. However the main equipment and uniforms etc have to be paid for by the scheme.


Why not contact Valerie if you feel you could help to raise funds for this vital cause?


We would like to sincerely thank all of our supporters who have helped us so far:




 126 (Derby) Squadron ATC

 2nd Brinsley Underwood Scouts

 Amber Valley Rotary Club  

 Bamfords Auctioneers & Valuers Ltd

 Belper Goes Green

 Belper PCC

 Belper Town Council                        

 Breadsall Parish Council                     

 Cty Cllr Stuart Bradford                    

 Crich Parish Council 

 Crich Patient Participation Group

 Derbyshire Community Foundation

 Derbyshire County Council - County Fund

 Derbyshire Shire Horse Association

 Eden Tyre Sales

 Erewash Borough Council

 Friends of Erewash Museum

 Foundation Derbyshire                               

 Futures Homescape  

 Mr & Mrs Haskins                   

 Heanor Town Council                        

 Herbert Strutt Society                      

 Shaun & Jordan Hogg

 Mr & Mrs A Jones

 Langley Mill Parish Council

 Littlewick Medical Centre staff

 Mrs V Marshall

 Memorable Events

 Morcar Mason Lodge

 Oakwood Community Association 

 Oakwood Women's Institute 

 Oakwood Festival Team

 Openwoodgate Adelphic Club No 11

 Pentrich Parish Council                     




 Pentrich Women's Institute

 Ripley Okeover Lodge Freemasons    

 Ripley Lions  

 Ripley Town Council                          

 Mr D Roberts

 RPC bpi Recycling Company 

 Royal British Legion Oakwood

 Severn Trent Community Fund

 Sinfin Running Club 

 Mr Ian Sneap           

 South Normanton Parish Council        

 South Wingfield Parish Council        

 Cllr Alex Stevenson  

 The Sun                         

 Cty Cllr David Taylor

 Mr T C Ward

 West Hallam & District Women's Institute   

 Cty Cllr David Williams 

Some of the team receive a donation from Heanor Town Council. Thanks very much!

Who Can Become A Community First Responder?

A Community First Responder should be 18 years of age or over and physically fit enough to be able to achieve a satisfactory standard of proficiency after training.
They should have a sympathetic and caring approach to people. They should be reliable and trustworthy with a mature outlook on life. As our area is specifically Amber Valley, they should live or work in that area or close by.


A Community First Responder should be able to drive and hold a clean driving licence. All responders must have a valid enhanced DBS (formerly a CRB) certificate. A key factor is that a first responder must be able to work together with others as part of a community team. First Responder schemes are an additional valuable resource which enable people to learn the skills necessary to begin life-saving treatment before an ambulance arrives, but do not in any way replace existing emergency ambulance services. As a first responder, you will be expected to be available for at least 16 hours a month to respond, and also be able to attend meetings, training, fundraising events etc. in addition to that.


See for further information on the EMAS website. 

Many more lives will be saved thanks to community partnerships with local ambulance service trusts. The scheme aims to support the ambulance service by providing immediate pre-hospital care for casualties. First Responder units are made up of volunteers who live and work in the local community. They become members of a scheme and are trained to attend emergency calls received by the ambulance service and provide care until the ambulance arrives. The aim is not to replace the ambulance service, but ensure that in circumstances such as during cardiac arrest, defibrillation and other time-critical life-saving techniques can occur as soon as possible, maximising the chance of the casualty’s survival.

Contact us today!




You can now donate by text.

Just text ACFR followed by your donation amount to 70085.


**Example ACFR2 will donate £2**

Texts cost your donation amount plus std network charge.


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