Community First Responders (CFRs) are voluntary members of the community that work with NIAS to respond to emergency 999 calls.
CFRs are trained to provide life-saving first aid before the ambulance or RRV arrives on the scene. They carry medical equipment, such as dressings, oxygen and some drugs. This can help prevent deterioration, promote recovery and preserve the life of the patient.
Because CFRs live or work in the local community, they are usually able to attend the scene quicker than an ambulance or RRV, sometimes within a couple of minutes. This can make a massive difference when it comes to the treatment and recovery of the patient.
Do you think you could help your local area and become a Community First Responder? Click here to find out how to get involved.