Community Medics

PO Box 16228, Vlaeberg, 8018
Emergencies 087 230 0404 | Office 087 231 0121


Training the community

Community Medics provides free Emergency First Aid Responder (EFAR) training to empower the community, thereby assisting their neighbours in stabilising a patient until we arrive on the scene.

The EFAR course we offer, free of charge, is developed by Metro EMS, Stanford University, the University of Cape Town and Stellenbosch University. Course modules include (i) Being an EFAR and legal requirements; (ii) Unconscious Patients – CPR and choking algorithms; (iii) Violent Injuries; and (iv) Medical Illnesses.

Valuable practical skills include Haemorrhage control; Recovery position; C-Spine immobilisation; Early, effective CPR; Splinting; Scene safety; Calling for help and communicating the correct information.

Volunteers medical training

Upon successfully completing the course, participants will be able to deal with most medical emergencies and will receive a certificate valid for two years. However, this course is insufficient to meet workplace first-aid Health and Safety requirements.

Despite the serious content, we always receive positive feedback from participants on how practical and enjoyable the course is.

Should you be interested in attending an upcoming course, kindly email

Community involvement

The communities in which we operate have active neighbourhood watches and armed response companies, and Community Medics frequently responds to calls from these organisations for medical emergencies. We also assist the South African Police Service, Community Police Forum and Law Enforcement.

We have good relationships with other local charities and we are actively involved in teaching and training at these organisations and will send our response vehicle to their events.