Maugherow Community First Responders (Maugherow CFR) were established in March 2022 to revive a pre existing CPR group that existed in the area. Our group will be linked to the National Ambulance Service (NAS) who will field all appropriate calls to the First Responders. We will cover a 7km Radius from a centre point of our community. Because the people “on call” live or work in their area, they can respond in minutes and provide emergency measures and reassurance until the Ambulance Service arrives. The first responder’s objective is to be on the scene of a suspected Cardiac Arrest within the first 10 minutes.
The Maugherow Community First Responder Committee is made up of local volunteers who all bring a wealth of experience to the team. There are a team of 6 who are acting in the positions of Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Vice Secretary, Treasurer and Vice Treasurer. All have a wealth of administrative experience with community committees in both a voluntary capacity from community involvement and in a professional capacity.
In addition to the Committee – there are 9 trained Community First Responder’s are responding to calls. We currently have 3 operational Defibs in the area and hoping to expand this number to 5.