Bank of Ireland donates defibrillators to Community First Responders scheme (CFR’s) in Ballydehob and Schull

Ballydehob defib pic

Posted on: 9th February, 2015

Category: News

Contributor: West Cork People

Left-right Tom Parkinson Celeste Shorten, BoI Manager, Skibbereen, Patrick Murphy Ballydehob Community Alert, Jonathan McCarthy Garda Ballydehob

Bank of Ireland has donated two defibrillators, one to the Community First Responders (CFR) scheme in Ballydehob and one to the scheme in Schull. This is part of a commitment by Bank of Ireland to donate 10 defibrillators to CFR schemes nationwide.

The donations were made as part of Bank of Ireland’s “Be At Your Best” programme. As part of this programme, staff from Bank of Ireland hosted a ‘Couch to 5k Run’ with 700 staff taking part. Arising from the success of this run, the bank made the decision to get involved with Community First Responders schemes and to make the donation of these ten defibrillators.

Defibrillators are small devices that are placed on the chest or abdomen and use electrical pulses or shocks to help control life-threatening arrhythmias, especially those that can cause sudden cardiac arrest. CFR schemes are community groups who are working in conjunction with the National Ambulance service as a first response unit for 999 calls for cardiac instances in the area. Bank of Ireland’s donation will allow communities who have set up a CFR scheme, trained volunteers, and purchased uniforms to get the scheme up and running, working in conjunction with the National Ambulance Service with the ultimate goal of saving lives.

Celeste Shorten, Bank of Ireland Manager Skibbereen said: “BOI Skibbereen are delighted to be in a position to donate these defibrillators for the benefit of the people and the communities of Ballydehob and Schull”.

Patrick Murphy from CFR Ballydehob said, “On behalf of the people of Ballydehob I would like to thanks the staff of Bank Of Ireland for their generous contribution for the community.”

Aidan Coughlan from CFR Schull said “We are extremely grateful to Bank of Ireland for the donation of the defibrillator for the local community. Having this for our community will be invaluable going forward.”

At present, local communities around the country are forming Community First Responders schemes (CFR’s), which will be linked to the National Ambulance Service.

Latest News Articles:

Global Shares to create 80 new jobs
Ford 100 Fest on Ford family farm to mark 100 years of Ford in Ireland
A Taste of West Cork Food Festival launches delectable programme
Healing with a harp
Plan the perfect wedding day at the Fota Island Resort Wedding Forum
Clutching at straws for Coalition
Lee’s and Nils: West Cork clubs in the city
The walk of a lifetime
West Cork farmers take gold at National Farmer of the Year Awards
Shining success for Union Hall Centra store at 2017 Quality Awards

Join us on Facebook

Dunmanway Historical Association regrets to announce that the talk on Sile na Gig which was to take place on Thursday, 24th August in Atkins hall @ 8:30pm has been cancelled. ... See MoreSee Less

18th August, 2017  ·  

This year Wild Atlantic Tag sponsored by Marine Harvest will take place in Adrigole on Saturday August 5th. All are welcome, whether you are a team entry or an individual looking to join a team. The teams will be divided into two sections, Social & Seriously Social! Please contact Sean (0879568363) or Joey (0879865827) to register. It promises to be great craic with plenty of refreshments available pre and post-match! Fantastic local musician Eoghan McEllhenny will entertain the rugby masses from 4.30pm followed by Peadar O’Callaghan and renowned Natural Gas will round off the night from 9.30pm! ... See MoreSee Less

14th July, 2017  ·  

A woodland walk will take place on the 22nd June at 7pm in Glengarriff Nature Reserve. This is a great opportunity to learn about woodlands, their plants and wildlife and is an opportunity not to be missed. Glengarriff Nature Reserve was designated as a Nature reserve in 1991, and covers over 300 acres in size. It is a beautiful and unique woodlands containing many different habitats and is owned and managed by NPWS primarily for conservation and amenity purposes. The event is led by National Parks Ranger Clare Heardman and has been organised by Cork Nature Network For further information please contact ... See MoreSee Less

19th June, 2017  ·  

Jump to: