In a MEDICAL EMERGENCY phone 999 – ideally with your phone on “speaker phone” or “hands free” mode to allow you to help the person in need. First Responders can only attend an emergency as a result of a 999 call.

SAFeR is a registered charity serving the Steyning area and is entirely funded by donations from the local community.

For ways you can donate please click here.

First Responder in action

Steyning Area First Responders – Volunteer team

SAFeR’s volunteer responders are fully trained by the South East Coast Ambulance Service – SECAmb. They provide an essential service supporting the Ambulance Service in the local community, and are often able to get to an emergency before the ambulance arrives.

Every year SAFeR responders attend numerous falls, strokes, heart attacks and other medical emergencies in and around the Steyning area.


Public Access Defibrillators

SAFeR funds and maintains Public Access Defibrillators at ten locations in the area for life-saving emergency use.

Several of our defibrillators are sponsored by local organisations or individuals – please get in touch if you would be interested in sponsoring one of the others.


SAFeR supports the work of the South East Coast Ambulance Service