Wicklow Rapid Response and Wicklow Town Cardiac First Responders are holding their second ‘Save a Life Day’ at Sinnott Autos, Wicklow Town on Saturday 20th May from 10.00h – 14.00h.
The event is designed to promote public awareness about the Chain of Survival and the important role that members of the public can play in this Chain of Survival, in order to save a life before the arrival of the professional emergency services.
Save a Life Day also promotes the role of the volunteer Community Cardiac First Responders (CFRs) who respond in their local community and the senior clinical level that the Volunteer Doctor of Wicklow Rapid Response can bring to the Chain of Survival in County Wicklow along with the National Ambulance Service.
The event will be attended by representatives of the Emergency Services in addition to Community First Responders and the Wicklow Rapid Response Doctor.
On Display, will be: The Wicklow Rapid Response Skoda Yeti 4WD RRV (Sponsored by Sinnott Autos) and its advanced lifesaving equipment.
Free training in the recognition and management of cardiac arrest, defibrillation and choking will be available to all members of the public who attend.
At the conclusion of the first “Save a Life Day”, the Volunteer Wicklow Rapid Response Doctor and National Ambulance Service crews were dispatched to a cardiac arrest in the vicinity. The patient was successfully resuscitated by the team and volunteer members of the public and off duty practitioners who were first on scene.
Since then, Wicklow Rapid Response has been directly involved in a further 9 saves in Wicklow and South Dublin, responding in the Sinnott Skoda Yeti Rapid Response Vehicle to medical, cardiac and trauma emergencies where the doctor is either the nearest resource or the patient would benefit from the clinical skills that WWRR can provide.
Wicklow Rapid Response & Wicklow Town Cardiac First Responders
Sinnott Autos Saturday 20th May 10am to 2pm
- Meet the Volunteer Doctor and Volunteer Responders
- See the Skoda Yeti Rapid Response Vehicle
- See the Lifesaving Equipment the Doctor uses
- Learn how to do CPR
- Use an AED defibrillator
- Find out how to recognise a STROKE and what to do
- Learn how to help a Heart attack victim with chest pain
- Learn how to help someone who is CHOKING
- Make a donation
- Volunteer to be a RESPONDER
- Become a SUPPORTER