First Responders

The Hayling Island Community Responders are a group of volunteers working for the South Central Ambulance Service in Hampshire.

We are usually the first on scene and provide emergency medical assistance to people before an ambulance arrives.

What we do

When someone dials 999, the emergency operations centre (known as ‘control’) alert us if we are needed. Here are the steps that are made by us as responders

Join Us

Anyone can become a responder as long as you are over 18 and can spare at least 6 hours of your time per week plus the one hour training each Tuesday. All you need is:

  • A full clean driving licence

  • To pass a DBS check (formerly known as CRB)

  • At least two references

  • Be reasonably fit and healthy