Responses Being Sought from Potential Responders

Neil Browne inset against a photograph of the building in which their CFR meeting will be held on this Thursday night. ©Photograph: John Reidy

Denis Kerin, Eamon O’Connor and Neil Browne are organising a meeting on this Thursday night, September 20th at 7pm in the meeting room of the old Carnegie Library building at the top-of-the-town in Castleisland.

The meeting will be aiming to get more volunteers looking to join the local Community First Responder (CFR) group as first responders and to form a committee to run the CFR group.

Life Threatening Emergency

Community First Responders (CFR) are volunteers who are trained to attend certain types of emergency calls in the area where they live or work.

Their aim is to reach a potential life threatening emergency in the first vital minutes before the ambulance crew arrives.

Stabilise the Patient
Their role is to help stabilise the patient and provide the appropriate care including defibrillation, until the more highly skilled ambulance crew arrives on scene to take over the treatment.

CFR groups who are linked to the National Emergency Operations Centre are alerted to an emergency in their area and as they are community based, can provide medical assistance within minutes of a 999/112 call being received.

Find out more about becoming a Community First Responder with a click on the National Ambulance Service link here:

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