Walsh’s Pharmacy, Oranmore proudly sponsors a Lifepack Defibrillator with carry case for Oranmore Community First Responders to use. Research has shown that
- early recognition of the emergency,
- early activation of the local emergency response system,
- early CPR and
- early delivery of a shock with a defibrillator
are directly related to patient survival.
Oranmore Community First Responder group (OCFR) is a voluntary organisation, manned by local people who either work or live within the Oranmore area. Community First Responders (CFRs) are civilian responders who are trained to international standards in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and defibrillation. They are part of a local CFR scheme, which are linked to the National Ambulance Service. When the emergency services are alerted to a case of cardiac arrest, chest pain, choking or stroke, a civilian responder from the local CFR scheme is automatically dispatched to the scene along with the ambulance services.
First Responders are only dispatched calls within a 5-kilometre radius of their communities. 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.
Oranmore Community First Responder group also teaches CPR and welcomes people interested in being a part of this amazing team.
To learn more about the National First Responders network see: http://cfr.ie/
To contact Oranmore Community First Responders you can email: firstname.lastname@example.org