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First Responders stage flashmob to encourage new trainees

February 5th, 2015 10:09 AM

By Southern Star Team

First Responders in action in Skibbereen. (Photo: Emma Jervis)

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THE West Cork First Responders staged a 'flashmob' exercise in Field's SuperValu in Skibbereen last weekend.

It was one of a number of exercises to encourage more trainees to get involved.

The West Cork Association of Community First Responders is made up of medical personnel and community volunteers.

The association is looking for 200 people to volunteer in the Skibbereen and Clonakilty areas (100 in each area) to train up as community first responders. The training dates are Saturday February 28(Clonakilty) and Saturday March 14 (Skibbereen), the cost is €10 per participant.

The objective of the association is to join all the community first responder groups into a support and training network, as well as gathering all data on available defibrillators in the West Cork area.

This will result in lives being saved in West Cork in collaboration with the National Ambulance Service. Responders are despatched as community assets to events such as cardiac arrests.

The Association also welcomes interested groups in the West Cork area who have a group already set up, or who want to set up a group in the West Cork region.

For more information contact: John on 086 2412 855 or 086 806 8747

Website: www.cfr.ie

You can watch last week's Flashmob here:

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