Know someone who is ready for a new challenge?

CFR training   Sophie and Carl

We are recruiting for community first responders in 21 areas across EEAST and we need your help!

Do you know any friends or family members who need a new challenge, are inspired by your work or want to volunteer for the NHS? If so, becoming a CFR may be a great opportunity to develop and help their community.

More about the role:

Our community first responders are volunteers who are trained by us to attend certain types of emergency calls in the area where they live or work. Their aim is to reach a potentially life-threatening emergency in the first vital minutes before the ambulance crew arrives.

Their role is to help stabilise the patient and provide the appropriate care until the more highly skilled ambulance crew arrives on scene to take over the treatment.

Requirement to become a community first responder:

  • be physically fit
  • be aged between 18-70
  • agree to a disclosure and barring service check (DBS). This was previously known as criminal records bureau disclosure or CRB.
  • have a sympathetic, caring nature
  • agree to undertake training, which we provide
  • have a full driving licence and access to a road worthy car.

Where are we recruiting?

If you know someone who lives or works in one of the below areas why don’t you direct them to our website. It may save a life.

Please note that currently we can only accept applications for these areas.

  • Buntingford
  • Chatteris
  • Cromer
  • Downham Market
  • Felixstowe
  • Griston
  • Halesworth
  • Harwich
  • King’s Lynn (West Norfolk Car)
  • Leiston/Aldeburgh
  • Littleport
  • Ramsey
  • Shefford
  • Soham
  • South Ockendon
  • Southminster/Mayland
  • Stowmarket
  • Walton on The Naze
  • Watton
  • Wells Next the Sea
  • Wivenhoe

 More information can be found on our website here

For all general enquiries and recruitment enquiries about CFRs, please contact the CRM team at CFR@eastamb.nhs.uk . 

Or you can call 0345 601 3733 (01603 481220 out of hours).

Published 24th September 2020

2 Comments
Hi Debbie, many thanks for your comment. If you would like further information please contact the CRM team via the details above.
Internal Communications
25 September 2020


Have previously been full first aid trained, with defib training. Full life guard training.. more information would be great
Debbie good ody
24 September 2020


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