During his time as Acting Officer in Charge at Dayboro, Chresten Reville conducted a feasibility study to develop a First Responder Program. First Responders support the already stretched resources of the local Queensland Ambulance Service by attending local accidents and medical emergencies to provide lifesaving first aid until the arrival of advanced medical care.
At a meeting on 2nd January 2008, Peter Chatman, as Area Director of QAS, approved the formation of a First Responders Group in Dayboro.
The Dayboro First Responders Group was formed and became active on 29th September 2008. There were six responders in the group with two on call at any time thus providing assistance to the Ambulance Officers and cover whilst they are absent from the area transporting or treating patients.
First Responders are a highly dedicated group of volunteers who make large commitments of time to be on call and to continually increase their training.