Support comes in many forms, from being available to take on the role of Community First Responders (CFR's), administration support and helping to raise money and sponsorship to continue the service we offer. The Halstead First Responder groups work entirely on the goodwill and dedication of its volunteers. We have no costs to the community or NHS but rely on donations for replacing kit.

First Responders go on call for various amounts of time, whilst able to go about daily tasks within the community. You will recieve training on how to respond to medical emergencies, the use of the defibrilator and oxygen, carry a dedicated repsonse kit in your car and mobile phone used for calls from ambulance control. The number of calls recieved varies a lot; Halstead CFR's currently get between 10 - 20 callouts per month on average, unfortunately we are not always able to cover 24 hours, 7 days per week and as a result are unable to respond to a number of other calls. Your help, however small, could assist in meeting the need to provide cover 24 hours a day, everyday. 

We are always keen for the local community to get involved with responding or fund raising. You need only give a small amount of time, but this could be invaluable to your community. If you are interested in helping the community by supporting your first response group please don't wait contact us for more information.

Become a First Responder:

You need to be between 18 and 70 years of age, physically fit, able to achieve a satisfactory standard of proficiency after training, have a full driving licence, access to a car and have a sympathetic, caring approach to people. All responders have to be checked through the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB).


Halstead First Responders rely upon donations to help provide and maintain the equipment that we use for our/your community. We would be very grateful for any help in fund raising or sponsorship from the local community.