In April 2012 Kilmaley Meitheal sponsored the training of 2 Community First Response (CFR’s)Instructors, who have since been running training courses @ Kilmaley Daycare centre.
There has been a great response by the parish with 64 Community first responders having been trained in our community to date. A CFR is trained to deal with life threatening Emergencies such as Cardiac Arrest, Choking, Heart attacks & Strokes.
Our Aim is to train as many people as possible to act EARLY when faced with life threatening emergencies. Administering good quality CPR and confidence using an AED/ Defibrillator are important steps in the “Chain of survival”
The course which is overseen by the Irish Heart Foundation & PHECC (Prehospital Emergency Care Council) is 6 hrs in length & is presently being divided into 2 x 3hr weeknight sessions.
A nominal fee of €10 will apply per person to cover costs . This fee and all donations to the AED Fund are being spent on maintenance of our 2 Community AED’s and the purchasing of training equipment which is on loan at present . In addition our aim is to purchase a 3rd AED to be housed in Inch in the near future.
Training is ongoing and highly recommended
For further information and to book a place on a course contact : Debbie Wilkie on 087 6103716 or Eillish Neylon on 087 9742162 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
AED/DEFIBRILLATOR’S ARE LOCATED AT KILMALEY DAYCARE CENTRE & CONNOLLY CHURCH.