Recruitment Campaign Launched For Community First Responders

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KERRY Community First Responders Link, a collaboration of community first responder schemes throughout Kerry are launching a recruitment campaign for volunteers throughout the county.

First Responder Schemes operate in a number of locations including Tralee, Killarney, Castleisland, North East Kerry, Glenbeigh, Milltown,Barraduff, Waterville, Kells, Sneem, Valentia, Portmagee, Lixnaw, Causeway, Beal and Asdee, with a number of additional schemes expected to be launched in the future.

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These schemes provide an emergency response to life threatening incidents including stroke, heart attack and cardiac arrest in the vital first few minutes prior to Ambulance arrival.

Volunteers are alerted through the National Ambulance Service who provide support and advice to schemes alongside CFR Ireland. Volunteers are provided full training, equipment and support.

For more information on your local scheme, how to become involved or support visit or the national CFR website

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