We are always looking for new responders in the North Shropshire area:
Volunteers should be:
•Aged 18 +
•Have a current driving licence
•Be physically fit
•Be able to attend incidents whilst at home or work
•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 Criminal Records Bureau check
In order to be a volunteer you must attend a training course. The I.H.C.D. ‘First Person On Scene’ award is held over 4 weekends. The course covers the following aspects of emergency care.
•Module 1 – Introduction, Basic Life Support and Defibrillation.
•Module 2 – Medical Emergencies.
•Module 3 – Traumatic Emergencies.
•Module 4 – Preparing for Active Duty.
The Community First Responder must also complete training with ambulance crews and a Community Paramedic before going ‘live’.
West Midlands Ambulance Service will provide regular training in a variety of subjects.
We appreciate that people live busy lives, however the charity can only succeed if it’s members offer their time to not only respond to emergency calls, but also get involved in fund raising for the charity. Members are asked to give in the region of four hours per week commitment to respond to emergency calls.
If you would like more information about getting involved, you can contact the Community Response Department at West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust by calling 01384 215855.