Public CPR Demonstrations

Our Dalkey CFR volunteers have been working very hard over the past few weeks providing CPR & Defibrillator demonstrations to members of the public at local events.

When a person collapses and their heart stops beating correctly, early CPR started by bystanders is one of the single biggest interventions that can greatly increase the chance of that person surviving.

By teaching CPR & defibrillator skills to members of the public we are strengthening the Chain of Survival in our community!

We were recently at the Seapoint Rugby Club Blitz and St Patrick’s Church Fete, teaching CPR to people of all ages. (Photos Below)

CPR is a very simple skill, but it saves lives everyday!

If you’d like to do some CPR training yourself or if you like us to organise a CPR Demonstration at an event locally, please get in touch.

 

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The Chain of Survival. These are the simple steps that help save lives everyday!

Recruiting Volunteers NOW!

We’re delighted to announce that we’re now recruiting new volunteers! Come along to our information night on Wednesday 7th October in Fitzpatrick’s Castle Hotel to learn more.

We’ll be kicking off at 8pm, with presentations from our current responders, and there’ll be plenty of opportunities to ask questions & talk to the Responders. No prior medical experience / knowledge required so come along to see how you can get involved.  There’ll also be plenty of volunteers on hand providing CPR demonstrations!

Have a look at our website for some more information about volunteering.

A special thanks to Fitzpatrick’s Castle for providing the venue!

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Thank You!

dalkey-scouts3rd-300x286We’d like to express our gratitude to the individuals and groups who have recently made donations to Dalkey CFR. Your contributions are very much appreciated and will help us to continue improving and expanding our first responder service in our local community.

These donations have enabled us to purchase  equipment for training new volunteers and maintaining the skills of our current responders. The funds will also help us to cover the ongoing costs of running a First Responder Group – e.g. Responder Kit & Defibrillator Consumables (Pads,carzone-logo Batteries).

Our thanks to:

  • Danone Ireland
  • Dalkey Scouts – 41st Dublin Group
  • Deirdre McDonagh & her colleagues from CarZone.ie

 

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Church Gate Collection

The Dalkey Community First Responders would like to thank all the Dalkey parishioners for their generosity in contributing to our Church gate collection last weekend which raised in excess of €1,600.

We’ll be recruiting new volunteers very soon, so keep an eye on our website for more details about our information night!

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Cuala GAA – Mini All Ireland

Thank you to Cuala GAA who hosted us at their Mini All Ireland Competition yesterday. We had a fantastic day teaching Citizen CPR to both players and parents!

We’re always looking for new volunteers. If you’re interested in getting involved, you’re very welcome to come along to our monthly training sessions and try us out before you sign up! You don’t need to have any medical knowledge or experience, we’ll provide all your training!

People’s Park Dun Laoghaire – CPR Demo

image10To mark the launch of National Volunteering Week 2015, we were at the DLR Markets today in the People’s Park doing free public CPR Demonstrations.

We had a fantastic day with a huge number of people learning new CPR Skills and some old hands refreshing their skills!

Well done to our volunteers Sarah, Olwyn, Sue & Concepta who organised the event and thank you to all our Dalkey CFRs who came along to help with the teaching! We’d like to thank the DLR Volunteer Centre and the DLR Markets for hosting us today!

If you’re interested in learning CPR or volunteering with us please send us an email.

 

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Recent Demo at Dalkey United

We had a very successful day running free Citizen CPR workshops at the Dalkey United Soccer Blitz. There was a huge interest both players and parents alike, who were all willing to take a few minutes to learn the valuable skill of CPR!

If you have a group or event who would be interested in doing a CPR Workshop / Demonstration, have a look here for more information, and send us an email to discuss the possibilities!

 

Seapoint Rugby Club – CPR Demo

Today we were at the Seapoint Rugby Club Blitz kicking off our free public CPR Demonstrations. It was a great success with huge interest from all ages!

Well done to everyone who learned / refreshed their CPR skills!  Remember: If somebody isn’t breathing – Call 999 or 112 and START CPR!

Thanks to Seapoint Rugby Club for hosting us!

Bank of Ireland donate AED to Dalkey CFR

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Adele Delaney (Bank of Ireland, Dun Laoghaire) presents the new AED to Dalkey CFR volunteers.

On Tuesday 2nd of December, the Dalkey Community First Responders were delighted to receive a defibrillator which was kindly donated by Bank of Ireland. This defibrillator will be mounted on Dalkey Main St and be available 24 hours a day to aid members of the public who suffer a cardiac arrest. Early CPR and defibrillation are critical in saving lives and this defibrillator will help ensure members of the Dalkey community receive this life saving treatment in the minutes after a cardiac arrest.

Over the next few weeks, Dalkey CFR will be providing CPR and Defibrillator training for all members of the community who wish to learn this life-saving skill! If you’d like to be involved, please get in touch with us!

We are always looking for new volunteers in Dalkey CFR, so if you feel you could help in any way please contact us. (No prior experience required!)

 

Here are some photos from the presentation:

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Official Launch

Some photos from our launch at Killiney Hill.


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