WHO we are, and what we do.
The Woodley Community First Responders are a team of experienced and trained volunteers, responding on behalf of the South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) to patients within the Woodley and surrounding areas.
The team have all undertaken in-depth training, provided by SCAS, to equip us with the essential skills and knowledge to carry out the role. Some of our team are also progressing through, or have completed, a nationally recognised Level 3 qualification in Community First Responding. As well as this, we are required to attend regular training and re-qualification sessions, to ensure we remain competent and to develop our skills.
There are certain call categories we attend. Primarily, our focus is on life threatening calls, such as cardiac and respiratory arrests, although thankfully these make up only a small percentage of the usual jobs we attend. The other incidents we go vary but include; unconscious patients, chest pain, difficulty in breathing, strokes, seizures, broken bones, bleeding and falls.