Community First Responders

Reliable, calm in an emergency, and passionate about helping your community? If this sounds like you, a Community First Responder role might be for you.

Community First Responders (CFRs)

CFRs are members who undergo specific training overseen by the Isle of Man Ambulance Service. As a CFR, you can be on call and dispatched by the Emergency Services Joint Control Room to respond to life threatening 999 calls in your area.

A CFR call can involve anything from simply reassuring the patient until the emergency services arrive, to providing immediate emergency treatment.

Community First Responder treating patient indoors


You will be trained in and equipped to provide defibrillation using an Automated External Defibrillator, provide oxygen therapy if needed and take a host of patient observations including blood pressure, oxygen saturation levels, pulse and respiration rates and blood sugar levels.

You don’t need any previous experience as we provide all the training you need, including:

  • induction for the role, with first aid training
  • ongoing training and support from St John Ambulance and the Isle of Man Ambulance Service

You can commit to as much or as little time as you wish so if you’re passionate about providing long-term community support, we’d love to hear from you.

Join our team of CFRs today and be the difference between a life lost and a life saved.

Time Commitment

You can commit to as much or as little time as you can.

As an example, most of our members commit to one shift per week within their area, over a 24/7 period and many of our CFRs go on to enhance their education and become Emergency Ambulance Crew within St John Ambulance.

Upcoming Course Dates


  • 4 Day Course – Dates to be confirmed