Ballymote First Responders are a group of community volunteers who are trained to attend certain types of emergency calls within their operating area.
Their aim is to reach a potential life threatening emergency in the vital first minutes before the ambulance arrives in order to strengthen the chain of survival. 13 people die in Ireland every day from cardiac arrest. Ballymote First Responders aim to help to reduce this number by training as many members in their community as possible in life-saving CPR and use of AED.
The group sought LEADER grant aid for the continuation and expansion of their first responder scheme affiliated to the National Ambulance Service and the addition of four new public access defibrillators for their community and public in general. The project facilitates the training of not only first responders but caters for anybody in the area who wishes to receive training including school pupils and secondary pupils.
Funded by: LEADER