Charity Number: 1155472
Responders are volunteer members of the community, trained by the Ambulance Service, to respond to emergency calls through the 999 system, in conjunction with the Ambulance Service. Responders provide immediate care to patients in their area and are mobilised to 999 calls by Ambulance Control. Responders are a part of, and live in, their local community. They serve an area of approximately 3 mile radius of their base, which could be their home or place of work. They can therefore attend the scene of a medical emergency in a very short time, often arriving within a few minutes of the call and frequently whilst the caller is still on the phone. They are trained to provide Emergency Life Support and to treat patients suffering from a range of conditions.