Training & Skills
All members of the Harwich And District First Responder team undergo intensive training and assessment with Paramedic Training Officers from the East Of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust, to enable them to deliver the following level of skills and care using the equipment below:

Skills and equipment which first responders are trained in:
  • Use of Automated-External-Defibrillator (AED)
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Bag-Mask-Valve resuscitation 
  • CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary-Resuscitation)
  • First Aid, Patient Care & Assessment
  • Recognition of cause and type of illness/injury
  • Scene safety & Incident Management

Community First Responders also undergo re-training and testing every six months to ensure that all team members can give the best possible care to our community. Regular team meetings and training exercise's also take place