About First Responders


Who can become a volunteer?


YOU CAN: If you have a few hours spare per week, or per month, you could be one of our volunteers. You must have access to a car and live in either the Danbury, Bicknacre, Little Baddow, East Hanningfield, Woodham Mortimer or Woodham Walter areas.

Anyone can become a volunteer, but you must:
  • Be physically fit
  • Aged 18 or over
  • Agree to a criminal record bureau check
  • Have a sympathetic, caring nature
  • Agree to undertake training
  • Own a car

We would like to hear from you!

If you would like to know more or are interested in joining please contact the group co-ordinator, Gordon Wren with your details and he will let you know the date of the next training session. Through experience, we find that if you are interested, it is beneficial if you come and meet us at one of our training nights. Stay and observe, get involved, ask questions. Whetever you want.

Call Gordon on 07960 155401 or click on the link to our Facebook page (above) and send a message to us and we will reply 

If you live outside the Danbury or surrounding areas, but would like to join a local responder group, send your details to Gordon and they will be forwarded the group covering that area.

If you run a society or community group and would like Gordon or one of our volunteers to give a talk or presentation, please contact us


Unable to volunteer, but would like to help? 


Some people are unable to volunteer to become a First Responder, but could still help us. For example, help us raise funds, PR work at local events, being an ambassador for our First Responder Group. You don't need special knowledge, just have an approachable manner.


Recruitment Process – what you will need to provide

Once you have uploaded your application on Trac, the NHS Safer Recruitment Policy requires us to seek evidence of the following:

  • Occupational Health Online(through Kays Medical/Apollo)
  • You will be emailed a confidential link to enable you to complete your OH forms and return them to Kays Medical for assessment/clearance
  • Please ensure you include on your application both your date of birth and National Insurance number
  • DBS Certificate
  • If you have a suitable DBS Certificate registered with the Update Service, please let us know so that we may verify this with the DBS.
  • DBS Declaration
  • A Convictions Declaration will be emailed along with your conditional offer letter which requires completion as this will be used to link in with your DBS clearance.
  • ID Check (you will be asked to provide a scan/picture of your passport, driving licence (front & back) and a bank/credit card statement or utility bill or council tax bill which must be no older than 3 months
  • Two references (one of which should be work-related), each covering the past 3 years (minimum) using the email addresses you provide, we will request references
  • Evidence of Covid Vaccination(s) & Booster
  • Screenshots of your Covid vaccination/booster will be sought, however, this evidence will not be held on our files and will be deleted
  • Driving Licence Check
  • A screenshot of your driving licence check (which can be obtained from the GOV website will be required to ensure you are eligible to respond in your vehicle


Latest News & Updates

Meet our volunteers 

Community Safety Day - Paper Mill Lock - Little Baddow - Thursday 18th August 10:00 - 15:00

Come and say hello to our volunteers. Practice CPR and learn how a defibrillator works 

Applying defib pads

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