Welcome to the North West Ambulance Service Community First Responder Website

Community First Responders are volunteers who give their time freely to help save lives in their community. Responders are everyday members of the general public who are trained in the use of Automated External Defibrillators and the treatment and control of a wide range of potentially life threatening conditions.

In cases of heart attack it has been identified that early intervention can result in a significant improvement in prognosis. First Responders provide support to the regular Ambulance Service by attending serious and life threatening 999 calls in and around the community to provide the earliest possible intervention for patients in the first few minutes until the arrival of an Ambulance.

North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust is applying to become an NHS Foundation Trust. This means we will be run locally, with local people as members, having a say in how they wish the service to be run and developed. Click here to find out more...