Photo: Aishling Conway
Naas Community First Responders hosted a very successful Coffee & Pancake Morning on Tuesday to raise funds for its work.
The event in 33 South Main also saw live Defibrillator and CPR demonstrations.
Naas Community First Responder group is a voluntary organisation, staffed by local people who either work or live within the Naas 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 is 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 to chest pain, breathing difficulties, choking, stroke and cardiac related 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. Civilian responders are trained to international standards in CPR and defibrillation.
The main objective of the group is to enforce the “Chain of Survival”; Early Access, Early CPR and Early Defibrillation
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