We pride ourselves on providing safety support services for our local community – helping keep everyone we care about safe.
Coiste Céad Glaoch
Cead Glaoch An Leith Triuigh was set up initially by a small number of community volunteers several years ago servicing the Cloghane/Brandon or Leith Truigh area.
In 2019 a few members of the community again decided to look again at this community initiative and with the help of Patricia Casey of Safety Matters who coordinated and provided voluntarily Cardiac First Response Training. Initially there were ten volunteers trained up and since late 2019 this group of now 17 local community volunteers have been affiliated to the National Ambulance Service. The volunteers are trained regularly by Patricia and new volunteers are always welcome to join and receive CFR Training.
What this volunteer group contributes to the community is that in the event of an emergency in the parish/area when a 999/112 is called, a text or message will automatically be sent to the Community Responder Group and so a Cardiac First Responder can arrive to a local emergency before the ambulance service arrive and start lifesaving procedures for example CPR and using an AED, treat a person getting a heart attack, stroke or choking incident. They will provide support and empathy to the casualty and the casualty’s family.
All community-based responders are trained on these lifesaving skills. This can mean the difference between life and death to the casualty and is a crucial service which is provided to the community by community volunteers.
We are proud to be associated with this group of outstanding community volunteers.
Additional volunteers are always welcome, and we provide refresher CFR training frequently to keep up the skill set and confidence of these volunteers in treating a life-threatening condition. Safety Matters & Coiste Céad Glaoch are encouraging people to make sure they know their Eircode and place it in your home. This information can be key during an emergency.
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Castlegregory GAA & Scoil Náisiúnta Chlochain – First Aid Skills
We have also trained the senior and junior Castlegregory GAA Management and coaches in First Aid skills, the local primary school Scoil Náisiúnta an Chlochain both teachers and students. They found in the principals words “the training to be inclusive, practical, hands on, educational, enjoyable and would highly recommend this training to all schools for both teachers and students. I was surprised at how much I gained from this practical course not only was it informative at a first aid level but Patricia also included practical ways of encouraging health and safety in our classroom environment e.g. being aware of slip and trip hazards, importance of good handwashing techniques, recycling, good ergonomics – correct desk and workstation layout, the importance of hydration and diet and preventing back injury later in life”.
Priomhoide (principal) Cathal O Dhubdha
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