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Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Training Agency

Training Organisation, Private Ambulance Service and Event Medical Cover for Wales, West Country & Midlands Regions . Tel: 07736 743956

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Volunteer with PHECTA
Our volunteers are the backbone of our charitable work. If you are aged 18 years and over and interested in learning first aid skills to help save lives in your community then why not come and join us and be a part of our team.
All of our staff are Volunteers, undertaking their roles in an unpaid voluntary capacity.
We are recruiting for new volunteer members in Rhondda, Cynon Taff, South Wales.
Our members who come from all walks of life either with or without existing first aid ambulance and nursing skills. You may have no previous experience or may already be involved with other First Aid Organisations or First Responder Groups, be Medical Students, Student Nurses, or qualified Doctors and Nurses, or be Paramedics, Technicians, EMT's or may have other skills that we can use to help provide services to communities.  We welcome you all to come along and join us, become a part of our team and learn new skills.
Members at the Cardiff Arms Park Cardiff.
Members of the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Training Agency meet every week in Ferndale, Rhondda.Our Volunteer Members come from all walks of life. Training is delivered by State Registered Paramedic Instructors, Registered Nurses and Experienced First Aid Trainers.
Our active members range in age from 16 through to 65 years of age.
Our members are taught the skills needed from basic first aid through to advanced first aid skills and can progress on to Emergency Medical Technician.  Members cover events across South Wales. Some events are large scale others are smaller events in communities. We have Paramedics, Ambulance Technicians, First Aiders, Nurses and support Staff who work as a team to provide a professional services. Our members are uniformed and undergo high quality training to ensure that when they are called upon, they are able to perform to the highest standards. 
If you are aged between 18 and 65 and are looking to learn new skills or to advance any first aid skills you may already have, why not come along and join us.
as a volunteer, the following roles could be undertaken:
  • First Aider (Basic) 
  • First Aider (Advanced)
  • Health Care Assistant
  • Patient Care Service Attendant
  • First Responders
  • EMT(B)
  • EMT(I)
  • IHCD Ambulance Technician
  • State Registered Paramedic
  • Advanced Paramedic Practitioner
  • Student Nurses
  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Mental Nurse
  • Advanced Nurse Practitioner
  • Registered Physiotherapist
  • Registered Medical Practitioner 
  • Medical Students


You can also volunteer to help with:


  • Administrator
  • Welfare
  • Organiser
  • Public Relations


Administrators are needed within the organisation for work such as keeping their records up to date, sending out letters to members and dealing with any correspondence.



Welfare officers have a vital role and are required not just to ensure the welfare of members but also members of the public and can work with other organisations such as the Royal British Legion and other ex forces organisations as well as social services to ensure that welfare issues are picked up early and assistance can be given.



individuals with organising skills are vital to the success of any organisation. You may want to help but do not feel that the operational side of the organisation delivering first aid and pre-hospital care is for you, but may be a very good organiser who can help with fund raising events etc  to ensure members can carry out their vital roles.


Public Relations Officer
Public Rrelations allows us to tell the general public of the successes and achievements of our members. Our Public Relations Officer can generate publicity from the comfort of their own homes, developing links with local press and shouting about the work of members.


We welcome university students, Medic Trained members of the armed forces be it Regular or TA, as well as existing Ambulance Service First Responders.



Volunteering - What Does it Involve?


As a voluntary member with the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Training Agency you will be a part of a uniformed team. You will be able to learn skills from basic First Aid through to more advanced Ambulance Aid and EMT training.


All of our volunteers are trained to a high level of First Aid enabling them to be able to deal with a wide variety of emergency situations from simple Cuts and Bruises to Heart Attacks and Cardiac Arrest and you will be trained to assist responding Paramedics at the scene of an incident.




You will be a valuable member of our volunteer team. There are many roles to undertake that require individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds to fulfill. Thse roles include working at events providing basic and advanced first aid patrolls, staffing first aid posts, crewing ambulances and response cars etc etc.


We are seeking people to volunteer with us. Some of our volunteers have never undertaken any voluntary work prior to joining us, where as some have been involved in other first aid organisations.


We welcome those who have or are working with other voluntary first aid organisations. You are welcome to come along and put your experience to good use.





As we have previously stated. you do not require any previous first aid knowledge or skills as we will train you each week in order to give you the required knowledge and skill sets required to undertake your role.


We run training every Thursday Evenings and sometimes we train on weekends. As a volunteer you are free to attend when you wish.




Skills you can learn include

  • Basic Life Support 
  • Pocket Face Mask
  • Use of Oro-Pharyngeal Airways
  • Use of Naso Pharyngeal Airways
  • Use of the I-GEL Airway
  • Bag, Valve Mask Resuscitation
  • Manual & Mechanical Aspiration
  • AED
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Entonox
  • Trauma Management
  • Medical Emergencies 



Probationary Period


As every individual is different in the way that skills and knowledge are aquired and retained, we do not simply leave you on your own treating casualties once you are qualified. There is a probation period where you will be teamed up with more experienced first aid staff until you and the staff feel you are able to undertake treatments unsupervised.



Trained First Aider


As a trained first aider, your knowledge and skills will enable you to treat casualties who have sought help, and to refer casualties needing additional treatment over that which is outside of your skill set onto a more appropriately trained team member able to offer the appropriate treatment.


You may wish to progress to team leader, be in a position to run the first aid post, operate more advanced equipment, be a part of an ambulance crew, or operate the command and control centre.






As a member of our volunteers, you will be trained to undertake basic first aid skills which include: 


  • Basic First Aid     
  • Advanced First Aid
  • EMT



You can further your skills by undertaking training courses. A list of some of the additional training courses are:


  • Home Care (looking after people in their homes)
  • EMT(B)
  • EMT(I)
  • First Aid Trainer (FAW & Basic First Aid)
  • First Aid Trainer Advanced Skills
  • Radio Communications Controller
  • Major Incident Control in Emergencies






We have a progression structure where members can progress to different roles dependant on experience and the needs of the organisation.


The grades of staff are:


  • Member
  • Unit Team Leader
  • Unit Team Manager
  • Area Officers
  • Regional Officers   




Members are able to progress within their own unitsas well as being able to start and lead other units. Unit leaders can progress onto area and regional roles.



Your Next Step


E Mail the following details to stating you would like to volunteer.


  • Name
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Address
  • Post Code
  • Telephone Number
  • E Mail Adress


Please tell us a little about yourself.




All of our staff are Volunteers, undertaking their roles in an unpaid voluntary capacity




Two of our members with the Six Nations RBS Tripple Crown




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