The Cardiac First Responders (CFRs) organisation has been holding a number of meeting to set up new regional groups.
CFRs are local people who sign up to respond to sudden cardiac arrests in situations where ambulances may not be able to attend immediately.
They can then apply emergency medical attention and in many situations can be the difference between life and death.
“Your local community LINKED cardiac first responder CFR scheme would like to formally invite you to become a CFR volunteer in your area. as a CFR volunteer you will have the honour of trying to save the life of someone in your local community,” says Barry Henessey. “With a high degree of probability at least one of your CFR group will save one person in their community within the coming year.In all cases they will have at least tried.”
The conditions of entry to the CFR scheme are as follows. age over 18 with the use of a car, Be Garda vetted to work in the community and sign a confidentiality agreement. you will be trained for free 4-6 hours. You are indemnified by HSE Irish medical insurance and there is a free counselling service.
There are a number of contacts for getting application forms, including Dundalk: Barry Hennesssy 0851181420, in Blackrock/Haggardstown: Joan Mc Adams on 0866069210; in Kilkerley Patricia Hannratty on 086 6002749; in Sheelagh, Fra Mc Ardle on 0857316878; in Omeath, Alice Traynor at Conlons Londis Sho, in Carlingford, Tom Mc ardle at Carlingford Adventure Centre; in Cooley, Enda Barry on 0429376269 and at Barry’s Shop, Grange; at Roche , Ellen O’Hanlon; at Castlebelingham/Dromiskin, Mary Lynch on 0866036363. at Clogherhead, Sabena Faulkner at Mace on 041 9881342; atLouth Village, Colin finnegan on 0429374185; in Tallanstown, Paul Merriman on 0867300854; in Ardee, Vinnie Mc Coy, Meridian Security on 0876132951l; at Collon, Paddy Watters on 087 0694823 and in Slane, Jamie Carroll on 087 0694823.