Castleisland First Responders head to the Tee

Castleisland Community First Responders are holding their first Golf Classic on Saturday August 10th at Castleisland Golf Club in the form of a 4 person team any combination competition, which is generously sponsored by Walsh Colour Print &

Currently organisers are on the look out for companies or individuals to support the fantastic initiative, which will benefit the community as a whole once they go live.

Community First Responders (CFR) are volunteers who are trained to attend certain types of emergency calls in the area where they live or work. Their aim is to reach a potential life threatening emergency in the first vital minutes before the ambulance crew arrives.

Their role is to help stabilise the patient and provide the appropriate care including defibrillation, until the more highly skilled ambulance crew arrives on scene to take over the treatment.  CFR groups who are linked to the NAS National Emergency Operations Centre are alerted to an emergency in their area and as they are community based, can provide medical assistance within minutes of a 112/999 call being received.

These schemes have been very successful in Ireland and the HSE are asking for more schemes to be setup, with a new emphasis on urban areas. We currently have 24 applications from people wishing to be volunteer CFR’s. These schemes are getting very popular among communities and are saving many lives in Ireland daily due to their close proximity to the patients. The scheme is costing approximately €6,000 to establish.

The cost of entering the event is €100 for a team of 4 in the event that you are unable to play on the day, you might be in a position to sponsor a tee box at a cost of €50.

To enter please to contact any of the members of the Castleisland Community First Responders Committee

Neil Browne, Chairperson; 0863771901

Andrew Foran, Vice Chair; 0879774642 

John Brodrick, Secretary; 0879600725

Mairead O’Connell, Treasurer; 0876543347

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