2014 New Year’s Resolutions

Posted by on Jan 9, 2014 in News Updates | 0 comments

Respond 2014 have 5  New Year’s Resolutions Respond 2014 have 5 New Year’s Resolutions for 2014 which we think will improve the outcomes for Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest in Ireland.   To ensure as many people as possible are trained in CPR and AED use. Wherever there is an AED, there should be someone who knows how to use it Every child should finish school knowing how to perform CPR and use an AED. To link everyone equipped and trained to manage cardiac arrest with each other and with the National Ambulance Service. To improve survival from Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest. Let’s say 10% by end of...

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Respond 2014

Posted by on Jan 7, 2014 in News Updates | 0 comments

Respond 2014 The National First Responder Conference PHECC, in association with the National Ambulance Service, Wicklow Cardiac First Responders and the Centre for Emergency Medical Science at UCD are delighted to announce the launch of Respond 2014, the first national conference dedicated to Community First Responders. Respond 2014 will take place on 1st March 2014. It will showcase the best of Community First Responder activity in Ireland and provide evidence-based scientific updates in best practice for First Responders. As one of the longest established Community First Responder schemes, Wicklow Cardiac First Responders have had many contracts from new groups around the country looking for advice and support as they establish new schemes.  As the number of Community First Responder schemes grows, the need for a national approach has become apparent. John Fitzgerald of Wicklow Cardiac First Responders, who is helping organise the conference said: “PHECC, the National Ambulance Service, UCD Centre for Emergency Medical Science and the Irish Heart Foundation have been hugely supportive of CFR activity to date, but perhaps, now is the time for CFR networks to bring all their accumulated experience together as new schemes strive to get off the ground.” “CFRs from around the country put a lot of time and effort into launching and running schemes, and we feel that if all this energy is channelled in the same direction, it would be very powerful” he added. Respond 2014 is aimed at all types of Community First Responders. The conference organisers wish to network as many groups from around the country as possible in advance and to invite them all to participate and shape this conference. The conference will be open to any group providing CFR cover: PAD schemes, NAS linked schemes, fire services, Garda, voluntary ambulance organisations, workplace schemes etc. In addition to an opportunity for networking and sharing experiences, Respond 2014 will feature notable international experts in the field of resuscitation. “We have an excellent line up of speakers who will provide a variety of updates which will appeal to experienced and novice responders alike” said Respond 2014 Chair Dr David Menzies. A unique feature of Respond 2014 will be a series of skills workshops allowing new and established schemes to ensure that their skills and equipment meet current best practice. Crucially, both David and John say that the event is intended to be for First Responders from all over Ireland and they would welcome contact from any group prior to the event itself. All assistance with organization will be gratefully received! For further information please click on the Respond 2014 logo below or...

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Tinahely CFRs Haunted Walk

Posted by on Oct 6, 2013 in News Updates | 0 comments

Tinahely Community First Responders HAUNTED WALK – TOMNAFINOGUE WOODS Preparations are well under way for the ever popular “HAUNTED WALK” in Tomnafinogue Woods. This year the walk will take place on Sunday evening the 27th Oct. Booking goes live tomorrow Monday 7th October. Booking is essential and the number is 087 3964767. This is a great family event in our area and your support is always appreciated. There will be lots of ghostly happenings on the night. The FANCY DRESS DISCO after the walk will be held in Murphys’s Hotel, Tinahely and all funds raised will go to the Tinahely Community First Responders to purchase badly needed items for their Kit. The 1st & 2nd prizes are really worth dressing up for kindly donated by Brook Lodge Hotel & Spa in Aughrim  &  Artech Precision Engineering, Tinahely. So get planning your fancy dress theme. Last year’s disco was a huge success with lots of innovative fancy dress ideas. Please support this very worthwhile cause. If anyone would like to donate prizes for a raffle please contact Sheila...

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