Welcome to West Leicestershire CFR Group
In 2015 our group carried out a total of 11259 duty hours and attended 1131 emergency calls.
When someone has a serious life threatening illness every second counts and simple interventions performed by Community First Responders (CFRs) can save lives or prevent disability.
As Community First Responders we are trained to work with the Ambulance Service to respond to these life threatening calls, within minutes, when they are within our local communities, and hopefully stabilise the casualty until the ambulance service arrives.
Why are CFRs needed?
EMAS (East Midlands Ambulance Service) always provides the fastest possible response to emergency calls using its conventional resources such as ambulances and fast response cars. However, for patients experiencing cardiac arrest every second counts - for every minute that passes without defibrillation a person's chances of survival can decrease by up to 10%.
The fact is, in the more rural and hard to reach areas of the East Midlands that EMAS serve, Community First Responders have a much better chance of providing the immediate help needed prior to the arrival of an EMAS crew.