When a person within the community requires immediate lifesaving treatment, including defibrillation, Community First Responder (CFR) members are notified by the Ambulance Service. The members all live or work within the four districts, Newcastle, Rathcoole, Saggart and Citywest, therefore they can reach the critically ill person quickly and commence treatment. When the heart stops beating, seconds count and this is why Community First Responders (CFR) are a critical link in the chain of survival. Once the National Ambulance Service or Dublin Fire Brigade arrive, the Community First Responder (CFR) volunteer hands over the care to the medical professionals. The group joined the live register and began responding to calls on September 9th 2021.
To maximise efforts to save lives they need medical equipment. CFR currently have two medical bags which circulate around the volunteers in the four districts. To volunteer contact Alan on 085 7398820 or to donate contact Audrey on 087 6661007.