Supporting Community First Responding, Public Access Defibrillators and BHF Heartstart in Wargrave, Twyford and the surrounding area.
Wargrave and Twyford CFR
Community First Responders (CFRs) are volunteers providing an emergency medical response from their own home or workplace, in unmarked private vehicles. Most tasking is reactive to a 999 call to the ambulance service. CFRs are trained by SCAS and are always backed up by a professional crew. This scheme covers Wargrave and Twyford and Charvil, Ruscombe, Sonning, Waltham St Lawrence, Hurst, Littlewick Green and Knowl Hill.
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:
- Wargrave Runners http://wargraverunners.org.uk
- The Wenhaston Charitable Trust
- Twyford Village Partnership http://twyfordvillagepartnership.co.uk
- The David Brownlow Charitable Foundation http://www.dbcf.com
- The British Heart Foundation https://www.bhf.org.uk
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for an application pack. You can also contact our local scheme co-ordinator at email@example.com for an informal chat and to find out more, or you can complete the volunteering form.