New First Responder Scheme Planned For Ardfert Area

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First responder 2A NEW Community First Responder scheme has been planned for Ardfert and surrounding areas.

The scheme, which will provide medical assistance to life-threatening emergencies such as cardiac arrests, strokes, choking and heart attacks – until the arrival of an ambulance, will be run by local volunteers.

The group will also have to raise the money through fundraising to fund equipment and training. Once “live”, the responders will be contacted by ambulance control to alert the responder “on call” of life threatening or potentially life threatening incidents within 5KM of Ardfert Village.

Training will be provided free of charge to the volunteers and the roster system will be designed around the volunteers availability.

A meeting to discuss the scheme, volunteers and fundraising will be held in Ardfert on Wednesday, June 11 at 7.30pm in The Abbey Tavern. More information is available on the “Ardfert Community First Responders” Facebook page.

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