Welcome to South Northants Community Responders

Posted on Oct 1, 2012 in Homepage

Welcome to South Northants Community Responders

The South Northants Community Responders charity is made up of a group of volunteers who have been trained by East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EMAS) to provide emergency medical aid to people living and working in the local community.

The purpose of a Community First Responder (CFR) group is to provide emergency medical care until the professional service arrives on scene.

It is important to understand that CFRs do not replace the professional service, but are able to provide the necessary support and assistance until the ambulance service arrives.

Like all First Responder Schemes across the county we receive no funds from central sources and rely entirely on fund raising, sponsorship and donations.

The volunteer responders give their time for operations and training freely. The money that we need for day to day running costs as well as the purchase of equipment, uniforms has to be raised through fundraising events or public or private donations.

If you would like to find out more about how you can support South Northants Community Responders or if you are able to offer sponsorship, please use the contact us link.

You can also use this link to contact the coordinator if you would like someone to come and talk to your organisation to explain what the First Responder Scheme is all about.