Roscommon Rapid Response will hold an information meeting in Boyle tonight Wednesday July 31st at 9pm to which all members of the public are invited to attend.
The group is currently implementing a program that can increase the survival rate for people who experience a cardiac arrest in Co. Roscommon.
The program is being made possible with grant aid support from Roscommon Integrated Development Co, through the Leader Programme.
The current cardiac survival rate is between 3%-5% and we are aiming to achieve a 25% survival rate – saving the lives of an additional 30 Roscommon resident’s each year.
To achieve our aim we will partner with local communities to implement a project to provide the following life saving interventions to a person suffering a cardiac arrest:
- C.P.R. administered within 3-5 minutes
- Defibrillator administered within 7 minutes
Stage 1 is to conduct a Survey of existing Defibrillators in Co. Roscommon to enable provision to a 999/112 caller of the nearest defibrillator location.
If you or your organisation are providing defibrillators we would appreciate if you could register and provide details on database link: http://townapps.ie/roscommon-defib-survey/ or access through Town Apps Website,
We are holding Public Information Meetings throughout the county to outline how the project will operate and recruit volunteers in each electoral area to manage a Community Survey of Defibrillators and Register of trained CPR responders. The survey data will be recorded on Website and App and will enable us to provide a 112/999 caller with the nearest Defibrillator to incident location and also notify nearest trained responders to provide life saving interventions .
We wish to invite you to attend any one of our information meetings at 9 p.m. in:
St. Joseph’s Hall, Boyle Wednesday 31st July
Durkin’s Hotel, Ballaghaderreen Thursday 1st August
Further information is available from Roscommon Rapid Response, email [email protected] or call 087/3197610
(image courtesy Irish Community Rapid Response)