If you believe you have what it takes to become a CFR, then this could be your opportunity to train, to gain lifesaving skills and to serve your community by responding to 999 calls on behalf of West Midlands Ambulance Service. You will be providing life support and initial care as a first person on scene until the arrival of an emergency ambulance.
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.
In what areas are you recruiting?
WMAS are recruiting across the region but, as far as Fastaid is concerned, we are looking for new responders in the whole of the Solihull borough as well as Perry Barr, Great Barr, Kingstanding, Sutton Coldfield, Halesowen, Northfield, Moseley and Sheldon.