Blarney CFR would love to hear from You
Blarney area will now become a dedicated First Responder Community, with an on call radius extending 5km. Community First Responders (CFRs) are civilian responders who are trained to international standards in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, defibrillation and oxygen therapy. They are part of a local CFR scheme, which is linked to the National Ambulance Service. When the emergency services are alerted to a case of cardiac arrest, chest pain, choking or stroke, a civilian responder from the local CFR scheme is automatically dispatched to the scene along with the ambulance services. The local CFRs can often attend the scene before an ambulance will arrive, and in cases where time is critical such as cardiac arrest, this can save lives.
About Blarney CFR
The Community First Responders Unit aims to provide a 24-hour, 365-day service in a bid to safeguard lives in their community.
Whilst all our time is given freely, training and equipment comes at a considerable cost and we are currently actively fund raising for equipment and ongoing training.
Further training will continue to take place and if you would like to sign up for a subsidized four hour training session in the next few months please register your interest by contacting us.
Member teams has been formed to organise the ongoing service and many thanks to the committed volunteers who will now provide 24 hour first responder cover.