First responders are honorary ambulance officers located in specific rural, remote and isolated communities across Queensland. They attend local accident and medical emergencies to provide life saving first aid treatment until the arrival of advanced medical care.
Volunteers are trained in advanced first aid, advanced resuscitation with oxygen therapy and automatic external defibrillation. A first responder may be required to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), defibrillate a patient or simply comfort and reassure them until advanced medical care arrives.
To find out more about being an first responder, go to the Volunteer and Local Ambulance Committee Liaison Unit Contact us page.
Last updated 28 June 2010