The Knutsford Community First Responders team is a group of volunteers who are trained by and work with the North West Ambulance Service. Our aim is to preserve life and promote recovery in an emergency situation, before the ambulance arrives.
Founded in 2002 the team works in conjunction with the ambulance service to provide a rapid response to emergency situations. When a member of the public dials for an ambulance, within a 5-mile radius of Knutsford, the duty First Responder is also advised of the call and is asked to attend. Typically we respond to about 800 calls a year.
Not only do we administer emergency first aid but our presence provides reassurance and takes some of the strain off both the casualty and their relatives.
The Team tries to operate from 9am to 10pm, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
This can only be achieved with a full complement of members and so we are constantly on the lookout for like-minded people who are willing to give up some of their time in order to help others. If you would be interested in joining our group or would just like to talk to someone about Responding, please make contact. We would be delighted to hear from you.
Some of the volunteers, L-R: Sylvia Thomas, Geoff Dalton, Philip Matthews, Jane Gibbons, Sal Thompson, Stuart Willis.