Enniscorthy Guardian - - NEWS -

A piece of equip­ment that could po­ten­tially save lives was re­cently in­stalled at the Ap­ple­green Ser­vice Sta­tion at Main Street, Ferns. A state of the art de­fib­ril­la­tor is now mounted in a cab­i­net at the main door of the shop, with the code avail­able from any mem­ber of staff in the event of an emer­gency.

Ferns Com­mu­nity First Re­spon­ders (CFR) were de­lighted with the ad­di­tion which was do­nated to the com­mu­nity by a lo­cal busi­ness­man and say that it has the po­ten­tial to save the lives of peo­ple in the lo­cal com­mu­nity or those who are just pass­ing through.

Ferns CFR went live just 16 months ago and in that time they have al­ready at­tended a to­tal of 83 calls. The group is com­prised of lo­cal vol­un­teers who of­fer sup­port to the Na­tional Am­bu­lance Ser­vice by pro­vid­ing emer­gency first re­sponse in the event of chest pain, stroke, chok­ing or car­diac ar­rest in the lo­cal area.

The group wished to thank the lo­cal com­mu­nity for all the sup­port and good will they have re­ceived. A num­ber of events have taken place in re­cent months with the pub­lic and lo­cal busi­nesses dig­ging deep to en­sure that the group is fully equipped to as­sist the Am­bu­lance ser­vice when re­quired.

Ferns CFR are al­ways look­ing for new re­cruits too. For more info email info@ fern­scfr.com or call Mary on 0872327902.

Ferns Com­mu­nity Ferns Re­spon­ders un­veil the new de­fib­ril­la­tor

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