The aims of Johnstown, Crosspatrick and Galmoy Community First Responders are to:
a) Provide life-saving emergency assistance via dispatch from NAS (National Ambulance Service) to members of the Johnstown, Crosspatrick, Galmoy areas as an interim measure until more qualified medical assistance is available.
b) To promote CPR and the use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) by members of the community through training and information sessions held within the locality.
c) To provide training on life-saving skills to all interested groups within the area.
d) To work with the National Ambulance Service, CFR Ireland and all associated groups to provide up-to-date information on the techniques.
We are a registered charity and volunteer our time to help our community in many different ways. We provide training on life-saving skills as well as attend members of the community and do what we can to assist them until the ambulance arrives.
Members offer their time to whatever degree possible and in whatever way possible. Whether it being out on calls one night a week or a month or helping behind the scenes, every little helps. We currently work Monday to Friday from 8pm to 6am when possible. Full training is provided for new members and they will work with more experienced CFRs when going out to a call.
For more information on the team, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; by text or phone at 086 3600447 or message us at either our Facebook or Twitter sites.