About Castleblayney Community First Responders
Castleblayney Community First Responders (CCFR) is a voluntary group with the aim of providing community based care for cardiac and other medical emergencies. CCFR is part of a nationwide scheme to assist the ambulance service in attending incidents of cardiac arrest, choking, respiratory problems and stroke.
Castleblayney Community First Responders is seeking new members to join their ranks. The group is seeking First Responders who will be involved in attending to medical emergencies and delivering community based care for incidents such as cardiac arrest, choking, respiratory problems and stroke.
A knowledge of First Aid is not necessary as full training will be provided. Volunteers must be willing to attend any training that is required and provided. In addition to training First Responder will be required to attend meetings and make themselves available at varying times for Responder duties.
First Responders must have a full drivers license and access to a vehicle as they will be required to attend to emergencies at short notice. First Responders are asked to be on call with two other Responders at least twice a month from 7pm till 7am.
What's required for this position
An interest in healthcare would be beneficial. Volunteers should be interested in being part of a community based emergency care initiative.
- Community Development/ Social work
Level of English required for this role:
Times and commitment required for this role
Minimum time commitment: 6 months
Location of volunteering opportunity:
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Screening details for this role:
- Garda Vetting
- Informal Interviews
- Identification Check (photo ID etc…)
Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:
- Support/ advice/ recognition
- Initial induction and training
- Ongoing training opportunities
Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?
Benefits you will receive as a volunteer
Volunteers will get an opportunity to be part of a vital community service which positively benefits the lives of the wider community.