When a patient faces a serious emergency, every second counts for them and a simple helping hand from Barmouth Community First Responders can make a vital difference to their lives.
Founded in 2008, our volunteers donate their spare time to attend appropriate 999 calls and provide first hand emergency care to people in their own community.
When a 999 call is made, Barmouth Community First Responders are alerted by WAST‘s three control centers and are sent to certain types of calls the same time as an ambulance, so they can provide essential care in the first vital and most important minutes.
Our wonderful volunteers are trained by the Welsh Ambulance Service to administer basic first aid skills, oxygen therapy, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of a defibrillator, and other techniques.
In 2021 they were awarded the Queen’s Award For Voluntary Services and were recognised by Barmouth Town Council in receiving their Community Award.