Due to the generosity of some Abingdon district organisations and charities, we are able to support the community with a voluntary pre-hospital life saving service.

Nigel Millward (Team Co-ordinator)

Abingdon CFR

Abingdon and District Community First Responders are a team of local volunteers trained by South Central Ambulance Service to  attend patients experiencing a life threatening medical emergency. Our equipment and expenses are met by fund raising activities and charitable donations.  Deploying from where-ever we are, we will respond to an emergency (meeting the protocols) within an area of a 0-8 minute time span  – although on occasions we will travel further.

What we do

We provide basic life support care until the arrival of the ambulance. We carry oxygen and a defibrillator as well as other medical equipment and pain relief. We can be with a patient very quickly – providing emergency care in the critical time before the ambulance arrives.


We are very grateful to all those who have donated money, time and energy to the local CFR scheme for this community. We would particularly like to thank:

  • Abingdon Lions
  • Abingdon Round Table
  • Abingdon Rotary Club

If you live locally, or run a local business, and could help us with our fundraising we would love to hear from you.


Some CFRs run events where you can ‘meet the team’. This area will display all events that the South Central Ambulance Charity are aware of.


22nd October

Name of event:

Presenting ‘The Tone Turkeys’


Not open to the public, only for CFR supporters


CFRs often get asked to attend events such as a village fete or fair in order to demonstrate vital life saving skills and collect on behalf of our charity.

If you are organising an event and would like us to attend, please email us.



Some schemes have volunteers who are qualified to provide first aid cover at local events. To find out if we can do this for you please email us.



Join our team

If you would like to find out more about becoming a CFR please email cfr@scas.nhs.uk for an application pack. You can also contact our local scheme co-ordinator at abingdoncfr@sca-charity.org.uk for an informal chat and to find out more, or you can complete the volunteering form.

hours on call by all SCAS CFRs in 2015

calls responded to by all SCAS CFRs in 2015

Contact details

c/o David England

Community Liaison and training Officer

Unit B3

Bridge House

Station Yard






07970 490159