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Frontenac Neighbours Saving Neighbours Volunteer Responder Pilot Program for cardiac arrest — volunteer application

 

The Neighbours Saving Neighbours (NSN) Volunteer Responder Pilot Program aims to increase survival rates in those who suffer cardiac arrest in our communities. Once trained in CPR and equipped with automated external defibrillators (AED), volunteer responders will be dispatched to nearby cardiac-arrest emergencies to provide basic life support until paramedics arrive.

Please ensure you are familiar with project details and requirements before you complete your application.   

NSN Volunteer Responder candidate requirements: 

Prior training or experience providing CPR or using an AED is not required to become a volunteer responder. Successful applicants will receive training. Some of your answers to the questions below will be used to help us tailor that training to each volunteer group. 

 General requirements:

  • 21 years of age or older
  • Have a smartphone with data plan
  • Have access to a vehicle
  • Live or work in the Townships of South Frontenac, Central Frontenac, North Frontenac, or on Wolfe Island
  • Have the physical ability to perform moderately vigorous physical activity continuously for at least two minutes; be able to perform good quality CPR for at least two minutes
  • Be able to carry an 8kg (18lb) AED kit while responding
  • Be available for required in-person training session 

 

Queen's University Requirement: 

  • Signed informed consent

Frontenac Paramedics Requirements:

  • Completed Volunteer Attestation Form
  • Signed Confidentiality Form
  • N95 Mask fit testing
  • Submit a clean Police Record check
  • Present Health and Safety Awareness Course Certificate

 

All above will be provided at no cost to volunteers 


 Please complete all fields. 

Are you a healthcare or rescue professional?
 
Do you have the strength and endurance necessary to perform CPR for at least two minutes?
 
Do you have a valid driver's licence and access to a reliable and insured motor vehicle?
 
Have you been trained in CPR?