Who We Are
Brewood District Community First Responders are a group of volunteers trained by West Midlands Ambulance service (WMAS) to respond to emergency 999 calls within our local community. Our volunteers all live within the Brewood and immediate surrounding areas. All the volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds and careers and all vary in age.
Operating on a rota system, the Responder(s) on duty have a direct radio link to the Ambulance service dispatchers (WMAS). When a 999 call is received in our area we are immediately contacted and the duty Responder(s) asked to attend the call to provide emergency medical care until the paramedic, ambulance or air ambulance arrives. Whatever we are doing at the time has to wait while we respond to the person needing help.
Calls can range from minor injuries to cardiac arrests, road accidents, heart attacks, fractures and anything in between. When we reach the patient, which isn’t always easy in our local terrain within the Brewood District, we can give appropriate treatment which may include oxygen, pain relief, and plenty of reassurance.