Welcome to Southwater Community First Responders.

Who are Southwater Community First Responders (CFR's)?

  • CFR's are volunteers who provide immediate care to those in their community who have fallen ill. The CFR's are dispatched by the South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb).
  • CFR's are trained to attend emergency calls received by the ambulance service (999) and give life-saving care in the minutes up to when the ambulance arrives.
  • The aim of the team is to provide 24hrs service 365 days a year.

Could you be a Community First Responder?




Have you got time to volunteer?


Southwater Community Responders are now



We are currently looking for new members to join the scheme in Southwater.


As Community First Responders we're trained by South East Coast Ambulance Service to do exactly that.


If you're the sort of person that can keep your cool when others around you may be in distress, can work well with people and would like to be part of our small team of dedicated volunteers providing front-line support to SECAmb then we'd like to hear from you.


By joining Southwater Community First Responders you'll be fully trained by SECAmb with Basic Life Support skills that will stay with you forever, life skills that one day could make the difference between someone surviving a medical emergency or not. 


We usually meet as Beeson House, Lintot Square on the first Tuesday of the month for our team briefing and ongoing training. All potential new recruits are welcome to attend.


For the date and time of the next meeting please contact our Team Leader, Pauline, on 0770 2743776 or e-mail sou02cfr@googlemail.com



What do Southwater Community First Responders do?

  • Attend emergency calls in their area.
  • Aiming for an 8 minute response time.
  • Provide appropriate treatment prior to the ambulance arriving. 
  • Stay with the patient until the ambulance crew arrives. 
  • Document, record and inform the ambulance crew of the patient condition and any treatment given. 
  • Assist the ambulance as instructed.


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