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YORKSHIRE Ambulance Service (YAS) is looking for volunteers to join the Community First Responder scheme.

Community First Responders are volunteers who provide immediate lifesaving care to members of their local communities in an emergency medical situation, such as heart attack, breathing difficulties or a collapse, in the vital minutes before the ambulance arrives.

They are trained in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED), which delivers a controlled electric shock to restart the heart. First Responders also carry portable oxygen.

Full training is given to successful applicants who need to be over 18, physically fit and hold a full driving licence, with no more than three penalty points. Yorkshire Ambulance Service will also run Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks on candidates

Anyone interested in finding out more should contact Chrissy on 07769 684961 or email [email protected] Alternatively, visit communityresponders.yas.nhs.uk