Join us

Warwick District CFRs have a number of membership options:

If you think you’d like to serve the community by becoming a CFR and responding to 999 calls in your spare time, then click on the tab CFR.  If you think you’d like to help in other ways, such helping us to meet out target of training over 1000 people in CPR in 2016, or even if you would just like to help us with fundraising or event First Aid then contact us at nick.shacklock@gmail.com

Becoming a CFR is a significant commitment in your life. Our expectations of you are that you will ‘book on’ as available to attend 999 calls for at least 20 hours a month.  This does not mean that you do nothing else during this period – you can book on at home, at work or as a member of the crew of a scheme response car.  The key thing is that if called you attend as quickly as possible (without breaching the provisions of the Road Traffic Act).  In addition to this commitment, since we are entirely funded by our own fund-raising we will need you to take a full part in these activities.

In order to qualify as a CFR you will need to apply during one of the three or four application ‘windows’ each year on NHS Jobs (we will advertise dates on this site and social media). If you meet the basic requirements, you will then be invited to interview, and if successful be placed on  the next available training course.  You will need to have less than 3 points on your licence and undergo an Enhanced DBS check before you can be considered.

Our CPR trainers are expected to go into schools, colleges, pubs, village halls and Scout groups to deliver engaging, usually 90 minute sessions with young people and adults. If you think you have this skill – set and would like to become involved in delivering CPR and Defibrillator (AED) training to the public then please contact us.

We run short 4 hour ‘Train the Trainer’ courses on a regular basis.  During this course we will provide you with the knowledge to be able to deliver the syllabus.  We then support you with an experienced trainer for several sessions until you are able to run these events on your own.

Trainers will be expected to achieve a good pass in the Qualsafe Awards Level 2 Award  in Basic Life Support and AED as part of their initial training.  You will also be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS check.

We are particularly keen to recruit people who are available in the day to work in schools.