Free Family Fun Day in support of The Ambulance push in aid of Ballylclough, DBM and Liscarroll Community First Responders schemes.
A BIG PUSH TO SAVE LIVES!
A group of 5 responder schemes are coming together to hold a joint event in Cork Racecourse Mallow on 27th April 2019 to publicise our responder schemes and what we do in our communities. We are holding a family fun day and some of our responders along with members of the fire service and Gardaí are going to push a fully equipped ambulance the distance of a full marathon. All 26.2 miles of it.
On the day we have a variety of activities and displays from farming to fashion and everything in between. We will have something for everybody including CPR demonstrations and children’s entertainment.
The 5 responder's schemes Doneraile Buttevant and Mallow together with Ballyclough and Liscarroll have come together to promote CFR schemes in the North Cork area ,the aim of this event is to promote what we do in the communities so people are more aware of our role is assisting the National Ambulance Service with responding to calls such as Heart Attack, Stroke, Cardiac Arrest and Choking.
The Schemes altogether have attended approximately a thousand calls since setting up the scheme in 2014 or aim is to get more volunteers and teach vital life-saving skills to members of our communities.
Responders are fully trained by qualified PHECC instructors under the Irish Heart Foundation and attend regular classes to keep their skills up to date.
A responder on call has a defibrillator and medical bag. When tasked by The National Ambulance Services they receive a text message from 999 are given the details of the call, all volunteers use their own cars to attend calls and are covered by their own insurance policies, the responder goes to the address and treats the patient until the arrival of the Ambulance crew. We are always looking for more volunteers and if you would be interested in getting involved please contact the CFR scheme in your area.