The Great Cornard Information Website

Home Page

Table of Contents

Contacts Database

Sudbury First Responders Scheme

Page updated - 05 April 2008


Community Responder Scheme Wants You !

If you would like to volunteer to help save lives, and you live in the area, then East Anglian Ambulance Trust would like to hear from you. It has been recognised that in a cardiac arrest the first eight minutes are the most vital and if FIRST AID and a DEFIBRILLATOR are on hand, then the chance of survival will increase considerably.


With this in mind the Trust are looking for people to become Community Responders working in groups of around 10 people, one of whom will be the local coordinator. After a full first-aid training course, including the use of oxygen and a defibrillator, Community Responders are ready to attend calls to life threatening emergencies such as heart attacks, cardiac arrests, fits, and breathing problems but not asked to attend road traffic accidents, fights or childbirth. Group members operate in the area in which they work or live and contribute as much or as little time as they are able.


The scheme ‘went live’ in Great Cornard, and several other areas around Sudbury, during 2006. It can also be a bit of fun and you can make a new group of friends. If you are aged 18-70, physically fit, agree to a criminal record bureau (CRB) check, have a full driving licence and use of a car, and agree to undertake training, please call us on 0845 329 7705 or Fax on 0870 136 6811. For further information and the latest news visit our website.


Ray Cook – Local Coordinator

Sudbury Community Responder Scheme

(Charity number 1047987)


Other related websites.

St. John Ambulance - Sudbury

East of England Ambulance Service

First Responder Schemes Website - General