Frinton First Responders


Welcome and thank you for visiting our website!

We are volunteers from the community who are trained by the East of England Ambulance Service in basic life support including oxygen therapy and the use of a defibrillator.

We provide the ambulance service with an immediate local response in cases where minutes can save lives – people with chest pains, breathing difficulties, strokes, allergic reactions, choking or unconsciousness. In these instances, the Emergency Operations Centre calls us at the same time as they are despatching their emergency vehicle(s). Coupled with CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), we can use our defibrillator to restart someone’s heart. Once the ambulance crew arrives, the First Responder hands the patient over, although there are times when the crew asks us to continue our treatment jointly with them.


We are recruiting new members.

Almost anyone can become a Community First Responder, but you must:

Have a sympathetic, caring nature

  • Be physically fit
  • Aged between 18-70
  • Agree to a criminal record bureau check
  • Agree to undertake training (initial 3 day training course and one training evening per month)


We rely on donations to keep this valuable service running.

If you would like to donate, please contact us on the above number.


For further information please email: frinton@respondersuk.org