Arrive Alive funds equipment and lifesaving vehicles for medically trained volunteers (CFR's). CFR's are trained to attend 999 calls in those vital seconds/minutes prior to a road or air ambulance.


Birmingham city including suburbs

Solihull including suburbs

Black Country including Suburbs & Worcestershire



Solely funded by charitable donations, non-government funded.

Have you or a loved one been faced with a medical emergency & had to make a 999 call for help?


Can you support us?

Arrive Alive is a non government funded charity that supports lifesaving volunteers - CFR's who attend local medical emergencies.

Arrive Alive Featured on BBC News

Every Second Counts

Arrive Alive is the UK's only registered charity that is solely dedicated to funding lifesaving voluntary operated vehicles and equipment for Community First Responders (CFR's) approved by West Midlands Ambulance Service. CFR's are volunteers trained by West Midlands Ambulance Service who can attend a 999 call in those vital seconds/minutes prior to a road or air ambulance. Arrive Alive is a none government, NHS or lottery funded charity.

Arrive Alive funds vital lifesaving vehicles and equipment for Community First Responder (CFR's). At present we have 4 voluntary operational vehicles.

Arrive Alive is solely funded by voluntary donations and does not receive national lottery funding, NHS funding or government funding.

CFR's are medically trained volunteers who attend 999 calls in those vital seconds/minutes prior to a road or air ambulance.

CFR's have the skills to attend 999 calls but we need your help to get them to the medical emergency.


Help us to save lives within communities.

Andy Jeynes Community Response Manager for West Midlands Ambulance Service UNHSFT

''Arrive Alive has already supplied lifesaving equipment in addition to a number vehicles for Community Responder Schemes. These Volunteer Community First Responders are recruited and trained by West Midlands Ambulance Service, attending the same National Training Academy in Dudley as our full time staff. They are trained to deal with medical and traumatic emergencies and use the same communication equipment as our Emergency Ambulances to respond to 999 calls within the community. Our Responder schemes are totally self-funded and Arrive Alive support our schemes by suppling equipment and vehicles across the region. Potentially every vehicle that becomes operational is possibly another life saved. There are still a large number of groups who still require resources which I hope Arrive Alive will be able to continue to fund in the future.''

Our Mission

Arrive Alive is the only registered charity in the UK solely dedicated to providing emergency medical response vehicles and approved lifesaving equipment to Community First Responder Groups (CFR's) approved by the ambulance services. Each vehicle is operated by a trained volunteer and is deployed via a 999 call.


Saving lives within communities

Emergency medical response vehicles

Approved lifesaving equipment

Approved by the ambulance services

Do you know of someone looking to get rid of their car without the hassle of trying to sell it?

Donate it through Giveacar and any funds raised goes towards a voluntary operated lifesaving 999 vehicle.

They'll even collect the vehicle from you free of charge!


Get in Touch


0345 504 8787



Arrive Alive Appeal, PO BOX 17209 Birmingham, B32 9JN

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