Community first responders need funds to save lives

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Facebook TAGSCommunityhealthLimerick City and Countylocal newsNews Previous articleGardaí using council CCTV test footage to investigate crimeNext articleBrexit boost as Shannon Estuary gets EU designation Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie A GROUP of Limerick volunteers who are helping the national ambulance service to save lives urgently need funds to buy essential equipment to give patients the best chance of survival.The Community First Responders (CFR) are a group of volunteers who are dispatched by the 999/112 National Ambulance Service to emergencies within their communities.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up They are all trained in CPR and other life-saving measures and they generally arrive at the scene of the emergency before the ambulance service because most of the volunteers “on call” live in the locality.The Ennis Road CFR are the only group in Limerick and they have been operating since last April. They cover an area from the Strand hotel to the Greenhills hotel and the surrounding residential estates.One of their volunteers, Noel Kerley, said that the main reason the group was set up was because they could see a need for it in the locality with an ageing population.“Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death in Ireland, accounting for 33 per cent of all deaths and early response is essential in helping to save some of those lives,” Mr Kerley added.Community First Responders are dispatched to cardiac arrests, adult chest pain (suspected heart attack), stroke and choking emergencies in their communities. Most responder groups have organised themselves to be “on call 24/7” to respond to these emergencies.“Because all of our ‘on call’ volunteers live locally, we generally arrive at the emergency call location before the paramedics and we carry out CPR and other life-saving measures until such time as the paramedics arrive,” Mr Kerley said.The normal time for an ambulance to arrive at the emergency address is 20 minutes, but it may take longer – depending on other emergency situations they are dealing with. This time delay may be life-threatening for some emergencies.While the Ennis Road CFR group is supported by the HSE and the National Ambulance Service, they do not get any funding to buy their own equipment, including AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) or to provide accredited training and purchase training equipment.This is why they are running a major fundraising day on this Thursday, December 20 in Dunnes Stores at the Jetland Shopping Centre on the Ennis Road.“We are appealing to the people living in the area to support our fundraising next Thursday because we need this money to help us to buy this essential equipment and also to provide ongoing accredited training for our volunteers,” Mr Kerley explained.by Mary [email protected] Print Limerick on Covid watch list Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Advertisement Linkedin Email Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students NewsLocal NewsCommunity first responders need funds to save livesBy Staff Reporter – December 23, 2018 1274 Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Local backlash over Aer Lingus threatlast_img read more

AG KK Venugopal In Quarantine After Colleague Tests Positive For COVID-19

first_imgTop StoriesAG KK Venugopal In Quarantine After Colleague Tests Positive For COVID-19 Radhika Roy7 Sep 2020 12:20 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court was informed by Additional-Solicitor General SV Raju that Attorney-General for India KK Venugopal is in self-quarantine after one of his colleagues tested positive for COVID-19. A Bench of Justices L. Nageswara Rao and Hemant Gupta were hearing a matter pertaining to appointment to various Tribunals when the ASG sought for an adjournment on the grounds that the AG…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court was informed by Additional-Solicitor General SV Raju that Attorney-General for India KK Venugopal is in self-quarantine after one of his colleagues tested positive for COVID-19. A Bench of Justices L. Nageswara Rao and Hemant Gupta were hearing a matter pertaining to appointment to various Tribunals when the ASG sought for an adjournment on the grounds that the AG was in quarantine. Accordingly, the Bench listed the matter on September 15. Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta spoke to LiveLaw and stated that the AG himself was “fit and fine” and self-isolation was a precautionary measure. “One of AG’s colleagues is COVID positive. AG is in self-isolation as a precaution. Otherwise he himself is fit and fine”, informed the SG. It has further been reported that the entire office has gone into self-isolation. The total number of Coronavirus cases in India has reached 4.3 million, as of today. This tally has effectively led to India overtaking Brazil as the country with the second-highest recorded cases as 90,000 fresh cases were reported in the previous 24 hours. Next Storylast_img read more