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There are many areas in this field from Mountain rescue to First Aid, these are people with regular jobs and lives who give up some of their time to be on call in the case of an emergency.

This is a very rewarding and popular interest for people, who are either trained or experienced with in certain fields enabling them to respond.

All over the UK and all over the world, people are on call in the event of an emergency.

Check with local organisations for their minimum maximum age requirements as these may change with different organisations.

Depending on what area you are looking at depends on what you need to know, general public to trained people such as nurses, generally though good health and fitness and a kind and compassionate manner.

There are many areas to help with rapid response, this can be areas such as mountain rescue, first aid responder, piper alarm responder, defibrillator responder, these are either people already trained in these fields though positions will become available where training on a specific piece of equipment or an area of response is required, you do not always need a specific qualification. Local recruitment is sometimes done by a leaflet through the door or recruiting days in the community.

If you decide to volunteer in this field you will need 100% dedication, responding in the case of an emergency is a very privileged and rewarding experience, people are relying on you, so when the call comes you need to be ready to go, you cannot finish your dinner or watch the end of your programme, you need to be out of the door and sometimes out of bed.

The potential to help save lives and do something that really matters.

Usually costs are minimal requiring just your time and a small amount amount of travel, though if you go world wide you will need to check costs with the relevant organisation.

Level of Demand
The table below shows the maximum levels of demand that this activity requires. NOTE: These are not entry levels or levels of requirement and has nothing to do with ability.

  The level of energy that could be required Energy  
  The level of demand that could be required by your arms Arms  
  The level of demand that could be required by your legs Legs  
  The level of demand that could be required by your sight. Sight  
  The level of demand that could be required by your hearing. Hearing  
  The level of demand that could be required by your speech. Speech  
  The level of demand of Cerebral Learning that could occur as a direct consequence of absorbing factual information. Learning  

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