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Community First Responders are local volunteers who live, or work, within the community and are trained to attend certain emergency 999 calls by North West Ambulance Service.
First Responders will provide emergency first aid, until an ambulance arrives. The ambulance service aim to arrive at any emergency within 8 minutes, but that is impossible to achieve all the time in a rural location like ours.That's why First Responders are called out at the same time as the ambulance, and provide emergency first aid till the ambulance arrives.
Currently there are 11 local volunteers in the Glenridding/Patterdale First Responder Group. We train in the evening once a month (usually third Monday), and we are actively seeking additional volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information, please contact Paul Neate (Team Leader) on 01768482284.
To learn about North West Ambulance Service First Responders, click here.
If you are a registered First Responder, click here to visit the NWAS CFR Restricted Website, for events, discussion forum,
e-learning and some useful downloads.