Meeting to discuss setting up a Community First Responder Group to take place in Adare

Heritage centre

Community First Responder Groups have now been established in nearly 150 communities around the country, including some in Limerick.

Their aim is to provide basic life support, including CPR and defibtillator, in the event of an actual or potentially life-threatening emergency in the community while an ambulance is on its way to the scene.

First Responders are volunteers who receive formal training and sign up to a programme with the National Ambulance Service to provide an immediate response in their area.

A meeting will take place in Adare in the Heritage centre on Wednesday May 16th at 8pm.

Mark Callanan, Community Engagement Officer for the National Ambulance Service for this region will attend the meeting and will make a presentation on how the scheme operates. Dr. Cathal O’Donnell (Medical Director, National Ambulance Service) will also address the meeting.

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