Tramore Community First Responders are volunteers who are trained to attend specific emergency calls in the locality. Community First Responder volunteers are dispatched simultaneously with the ambulance service as soon as the 999/112 call is received in the National Emergency Operations Centre. Due to members living and working in close proximity, they play a vital role in stabilising the patient and providing appropriate care until the National Ambulance Service arrive.
This scheme is facilitated by the Tramore Unit of the Order of Malta. The Order of Malta Ireland is a recognised training institute of the Pre-Hospital Emergency Council and in keeping with this designation utilises the Cardiac First Response programme as the standard life support training within the organisation.