Warwickshire Hearts

Community First Responders | Event First Aid | Community CPR/AED Training
Proud to support West Midlands Ambulance Service

About Us

Who are Warwickshire Hearts, and what is a Community First Responder?

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We offer sessions to teach CPR and the use of an AED/Defibrillator to groups in the community.

Event First Aid

Running an event? Our team can provide qualified first aiders to ensure things run smoothly.

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Contact Us

Interested in arranging a training session, discussing an event, or joining the team? Get in touch.


Some photos of the team at events, giving training, or responding to 999 calls.

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About Us

Warwickshire Hearts are a charity that provide Community First Responders to West Midlands Ambulance Service, attending 999 calls in the South Warwickshire area, including: Coventry, Kenilworth, Warwick, Leamington Spa, Stratford upon Avon, Gaydon, Kineton, Wellesbourne, Snitterfield, Long Marston, Illmington.What is a Community First Responder?
Community First Responders (or CFRs) are local volunteers, trained to provide life-saving treatment to patients in the vital first few minutes of an emergency until an ambulance crew arrives. When effective treatment is provided quickly, lives can be saved and disability reduced. This is especially true for heart attacks and medical conditions which have caused someone to lose consciousness.
When a 999 call is received an ambulance response is dispatched. At the same time, a CFR on duty in the community is alerted/dispatched to attend the incident to ensure that help reaches the patient as quickly as possible, prior to an ambulance arriving.Our team come from a variety of backgrounds and include doctors, paramedics, engineers, academics, and more.CPR & AED (Defibrillator) Training
CFR schemes are also responsible for delivering Community CPR/Defibrillator training. We do this together with another local charity Evelyn's Gift.
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As CFR schemes are not funded by West Midlands Ambulance Service, we raise funds by providing event medical services. We’ve covered events such as Stratford upon Avon River Festival, Warwick Town Cycle Race, Stratford upon Avon Food Festival.
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Providing first aid training is one of our charitable objectives.We offer training sessions to community groups and organisations that teach the essential skills needed to perform CPR, use an AED/Defibrillator, place someone in the recovery position, and provide care for a patient until an ambulance arrives.Although we do not charge for these sessions, we are a charity and welcome donations both at the session and via PayPal. Without these donations, it becomes extremely challenging for us to provide the necessary resources for our team to attend 999 calls or organise community training sessions.

event first aid

If you're planning an event that requires first aid support, look no further.All members of the team that cover events hold the appropriate qualifications, and have operational experience of providing medical care.We understand that every event is unique, so we'll work with you to develop a first aid plan that meets your specific needs. Contact us today to learn more about our event first aid services and to request a quote.

contact us

If you would like to join the team, request a CPR/AED session, or discuss an event that you would like us to provide first aid cover for, please don't hesitate to get in touch using the form below.