How does Wicklow CFR Work
When a call comes in to the National Ambulance Service for Wicklow town and the surrounding areas that is for Cardiac Arrest, Chest Pain, Choking, Stroke or Unconscious/Passing out, the Wicklow Town First Responders receive the call simultaneously.
Two responders will go to the call and administer to the patient until the ambulance arrives.
What is involved for a volunteer First Responder?
Community First Responder volunteers sign up to a minimum of 24 hours on call per month. During their shift they must be in Wicklow town and available to respond. A First Responder must have a full clean driving licence and have use of their car while on call. No previous medical or first aid experience is necessary as full training is provided.
Once trained and Garda vetted a Wicklow Responder can sign up for as many shifts as they like. A First Responder must attend 10 local monthly training sessions in a year to be allowed go on call.