Community First Responder is a program of the Mt Wilson/ Mt Irvine Rural Fire Brigade who provide emergency life sustaining support for people who have dialed '000' for the ambulance, while the ambulance is travelling to the patient. In February 2008 the Community First Responders continued their training in Lithgow.

The Community First Responders support the community by providing life sustaining measures while the amubulance arrives. Continuous training is undertaken by CFR volunteers to maintain and improve their skill levels. Here is a report in the Lithgow Mercury of 16th February 2008 covering a recent training program by Mt Wilson/ Mt Irvine CFR volunteers.

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