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
Amber Valley Rotary Club
Bamfords Auctioneers & Valuers Ltd
Belper Goes Green
Belper Town Council
Breadsall Parish Council
Cty Cllr Stuart Bradford
Crich Parish Council
Crich Patient Participation Group
Derbyshire County Council - County Fund Friends of Erewash Museum
Foundation Derbyshire Futures Homescape Heanor Town Council
Herbert Strutt Society
Mr & Mrs J Jones
Langley Mill Parish Council
Littlewick Medical Centre staff
Mrs V Marshall
Morcar Mason Lodge
Oakwood Community Association
Oakwood Women's Institute
Oakwood Festival Team
Pentrich Parish Council
Ripley Okeover Lodge Freemasons
Ripley Town Council
Mr D Roberts
RPC bpi Recycling Company
Royal British Legion Oakwood
South Normanton Parish Council
South Wingfield Parish Council
Cllr Alex Stevenson
Cty Cllr David Taylor
West Hallam & District Women's Institute Cty Cllr David Williams
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 https://www.emas.nhs.uk/join-the-team/volunteers/community-first-responders/ 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.
If you would like further information or would like to become a Community First Responder please contact:
Or use our contact form.
If you have any other queries or enquiries please contact:
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.