When people fall ill suddenly, they often need medical attention quickly.
Ambulances are not always close by in rural areas like Steyning, Bramber and Upper Beeding to answer emergency calls.
SAFeR Responders are fully trained by the South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAMB) and provide an essential immediate service to support the Ambulance Service in the local community.
They receive regular refresher training and re-examination to ensure they meet SECAMB s' high standards. This includes third manning when they spend a shift on an ambulance with paramedics attending all types of emergency.
We believe we really do make a difference...This year so far, SAFeR responders have attended numerous falls, strokes, heart attacks and other medical emergencies in and around the Steyning area, underlining the importance of the scheme to the local community.