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Become a Community First Responder

Are you..
  • Someone who enjoys working in a team?

  • Keen to make a difference to your community?

  • Calm in a crisis?

  • Able to volunteer a minimum of 20 hours per month?

  • At least 18 years old?

  • A holder of a valid UK full driving licence held for at least one year with no more than 3 penalty points and have access to a B class vehicle with current tax, MOT and insurance for your use?

Then you could be part of our amazing team of Community First Responders. Learn new skills and give back to your community by registering your interest below!

Training & Support

You may find the idea of responding to 999 calls on your own a little daunting, but the excellent training and support available will ensure that you will feel ready to attend calls when you finish your course.


After a short selection process, you will be asked to complete NHS e-learning modules and to attend 4 training days organised by South East Coast Ambulance Service. This will cover areas such as Basic Life Support, medical conditions and our scope of practice. The course is run by experienced SECAmb trainers (most with a Paramedic background) and experienced First Responders. After completing this course, you will achieve a FutureQuals level 3 qualification for First Responder on Scene (FROS).

After you finish your training with SECAmb, you will be "buddied up" with an experienced CFR from our team as you start attending calls, until you feel comfortable responding on your own and are comfortable examining and treating the conditions we are trained for. The aim is to get you completely comfortable with responding on your own, and there is no rush!

The team organises social events as well as training days to help you develop your skills. You will also have the opportunity to book a number of "observer shifts" with an ambulance crew or specialised SECAmb responder each year. Support is always available from your local Team Leader and SECAmb chaplaincy service. We are here to help eachother, so if you have any further questions - please get in touch!


Are you ready to join our team of First Responders?
Please contact us below for more information.

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