Ambulance trained local responders provide ‘999’ emergency response as part of South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) in and around the Risborough postal area (HP27)
Risborough area CFR
We are each ‘on call’ at least 20 hours per month or 240 hours a year. Community first responders (CFRs) are tasked by SCAS to attend ‘999’ calls in the town, and the surrounding Vale and Hill villages. The primary purpose is to attend cardiac arrests as soon as possible to provide basic life support with a defibrillator, CPR and oxygen. We also attend other medical emergencies mostly using our own cars or the Area Community Response Vehicle which we share.
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:
- Risboro’ Garage www.risborogarage.co.uk
- Princes Risborough War Memorial Trust
- Rita’s Dances, Princes Risborough
- County Councillor Bill Bendyshe-Brown for Risborough Area
- Risborough & District Community Association
- Le Cafe’ de la Gare, Princes Risborough Railway Station
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.
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 email@example.com for an application pack. You can also contact our local scheme co-ordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org for an informal chat and to find out more, or you can complete the volunteering form.