The CFRs in your community are ordinary people who have been trained to give life saving help to their neighbours while an ambulance is on its way. We rely 100% on donations to our charity to fund this vital work.
Chief Executive, Rachel Coney
Wokingham, Barkham and Finchampstead Community First Responders (CFRs) are all local unpaid volunteers, trained and despatched by South Central Ambulance Service to attend serious medical emergencies where immediate life is at risk. CFRs attend calls in their local area and usually within an 8/10 minute drive from their individual homes or further if required.
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:
- Waitrose Wokingham
- Wokingham Town Council
- Wokingham Borough Council
- People of Wokingham and surrounding areas
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.
- Date: 18th December 2016
- Name of event: Collection
- Location: Tesco, Wokingham
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.
hours on call by all SCAS responders in 2015
calls responded to by all SCAS CFRs in 2015