Huntingdon Community First Responders
Welcome to the Huntingdon Community First Responders Web Site
We are local people volunteering our time to help save lives in our local community for our local community.
The primary area covered by the group is Huntingdon along with Brampton to the West & Godmanchester to the East which can be viewed on the key facts page.
The group now has 8 trained responders and another 2 are currently waiting training by the East of England Ambulance Service Trust. Funds raised have enabled us to have 2 sets of equipment and sufficient to buy a third once we have more team members. That would mean having a set of equipment in each of Godmanchester, Huntingdon and Brampton, enabling us to respond to emergency calls even more swiftly and help save more lives.
We currently need more volunteers in Godmanchester and Brampton in particular so we can provide a valuble service supporting the Ambulance Service.
Please look through the web site and if you can spare a few hours a month contact us for an informal chat over a coffee with no obligation. See contact details on the "Get Involved" page. No previous medical or first aid experience is needed and full training is provided by the Ambulance Service.
THE NEXT LIFE WE SAVE MAY BE YOURS............
Community First Responders are volunteers who are trained to respond to emergency calls in their local area through the 999 system in conjunction with the UK’s regional Ambulance Service NHS Trusts.
Community First Responders are not a substitute for the Ambulance Service. But, as they are based within the community in which they either live or work, they are able to attend the scene of an emergency call in a very short time; often within the first few minutes and, in the majority of incidents, they will be first on scene. Community First Responders are able to administer vital, life-saving first aid treatment before the arrival of an Ambulance crew. Their early intervention further increases the patient's chance of survival or may just provide the simple reassurance that the ambulance crew are on their way.