All responders are trained to a high standard – the IHCD ‘First Person On Scene’ Basic and Intermediate level. Training is provided by West Midlands Ambulance Service and is carried out over several weekends and evenings. The course covers the following aspects of emergency care.


  • Module 1 – Introduction, Basic Life Support and Defibrillation.
  • Module 2 – Medical Emergencies.
  • Module 3 – Traumatic Emergencies.
  • Module 4 – Preparing for Active Duty.

The Community First Responder must also complete training and observations with ambulance crews, a Community Paramedic and fellow responders before going live.

Continual training

Local Community Paramedics provide monthly training in a variety of subjects and all Community First Responders are required to re-qualify taking a defibrillator assessment every 90 days. We also train along side other emergency services and agencies.