How do I become a Community First Responder?

Community First Responder treats a patient

Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer Community First Responder (CFR) with the Scottish Ambulance Service.

Unfortunately, due to current restrictions and the high level of interest in volunteering as a CFR, we are currently unable to accept new applications other than where indicated.

Please continue to monitor the Service website, as we will be restarting our volunteer recruitment programme shortly.

To become a volunteer First Responder you must be: 

  • at least 18 years old 
  • have a full driving license with a maximum of three penalty points
  • able to demonstrate and maintain a level of fitness to meet the role
  • an effective communicator with good interpersonal skills
  • able to demonstrate logical approach
  • work under pressure, yet stay calm
  • have a desire to learn
  • reside or work in the area in which the scheme is based
  • able to respond without delay to incidents
  • complete a criminal records check (Enhanced Disclosure Scotland check)
  • have some first aid knowledge (not essential)
  • long term commitment to the role

If you are interested in becoming a Community First Responder, please complete this form.