The purpose of the FAQ Level 3 Award for First Responders on Scene: Ambulance Service Community Responder is to provide learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding to provide the appropriate care prior to the arrival of an ambulance. It covers the principles of ambulance service first responder care, the knowledge and skills relating to scene safety and patient assessment, life-threatening emergencies, illnesses, medical conditions and injuries. The qualification is aimed at individuals who intend to work as Community Responders.
This qualification forms part of the FutureQuals first responder on scene qualification suite.
Volunteers attend emergency calls as directed by the ambulance service to provide the appropriate and necessary treatment to a patient before an ambulance arrives. They are sent to specific types of medical emergencies by the NHS ambulance services, and respond to patients in their homes, workplaces or public locations.
This qualification is Category C on the FPHC PHEM Skills Framework:
Nationally certificated pre-hospital responder (use of airway adjuncts & oxygen) eg Community First Responder.