About First Response

First Response's Managing Director, Clive Haddrell has over thirty years experience with the Great Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust, caring for seriously ill and critically-injured people. Clive has advised on first aid courses with many other training organisations and was also the BBC Paramedic Advisor to the well-known television program "Casualty" for many years. Meet the rest of the team here, or read about Clive's experience with Casualty and other topics in his blog.

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First aid training for life

As a paramedic, Clive has long recognised the importance of good first aid, resuscitation and defibrillation skills, yet many individuals lack even the most basic first aid knowledge.


From this need was born First Response Resuscitation & First Aid Training Ltd – Established (1999). A training company specialising in providing great quality First Aid and Resuscitation Training to a wide range of health service employees; commercial and service companies. First Response also runs courses for groups and individuals from the general public. 


Benefits of training to your company

  • Clinical Quality Assurance.
  • Staff Clinical – Practical skills maintained.
  • Provide you and your staff with a Competent Response in Managing a Medical Emergency.
  • Maintain Standards to Current Published Resuscitation Council (UK) 2015 Guidelines.
  • Up to Date Protocols & New Practices.
  • Adopt best practice in Resuscitation and Emergency Care.
  • Collect CPD points.

Why choose First Response?

  • Clinically Governed by NHS Medical Consultants.
  • Selected courses are CPD Certified (Primary Care Resuscitation and Medical Emergencies).
  • Tutors (Clive Haddrell, Tim Hart and Sheila Mitchard) are Member of the The CPD Certification Service.
  • Tutors & Assessors each hold NHS & external teaching qualifications.
  • Tutors (Paramedic) HCPC Registered.
  • Tutors & Assessors each have thirty years minimum front-line Accident & Emergency "Hands On" operational experience.
  • Tutors & Assessors are monitored yearly by Internal & External Verifiers.
  • Tutors are Members of the Institute for Learning MIfL.
  • Tutors & Assessors are all CRB checked.

Tell us what you think

And finally, if you you have ever attended one of our courses and been given a Feedback & Surveys code, we'd love to hear from you. All our online surveys can be found in this section.



If you would like to discuss any training needs that you may have, or any resuscitation or first aid topics, please feel free to get in touch.


First Response - Training for life. Training to save a life


First Response Resuscitation & First Aid Training Ltd

9 Counterpool Road, Kingswood, Bristol BS15 8DQ

Tel: 0117 9496201



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