Becoming a CFR

Our recent recruitment campaign has now finished and West Midlands Ambulance Service are not recruiting CFRs at this time.

The details below give some information on what the role of CFR involves.

If you believe you have what it takes to become a CFR, details of any future recruitments will be posted here.

What is required

There’s no such thing as a typical CFR. FastAid volunteers come from all walks of life but you need:

  • To be aged 18 or over
  • To be physically fit
  • To hold a current full driving licence (maximum 3 penalty points)
  • Have a caring nature
  • Able to attend incidents whilst at home or work
  • To attend regular training sessions
  • Willing to help raise the profile and finances of FastAid

Due to the nature of the work all members of the team are subject to a DBS Check.

How much time do I have to give?

The role is highly rewarding and offers opportunities to meet new people and learn valuable lifesaving skills through the training provided by West Midlands Ambulance Service University NHS Foundation Trust.  In return, we ask our members to be available to respond to emergency calls for at least 20 hours per month and to help to keep the charity running.  Once qualified, FastAid will provide access to a scheme car, fully kitted with lifesaving equipment.

We appreciate many have busy lives.  When you volunteer is entirely up to you. Some CFR’s do certain days of the week, other prefer evenings, some book on as and when time is available.