The volunteers who serve with Irish Community Rapid Response (ICRR) are not interested in income, but in outcome: your life and the lives of your loved ones.
ICRR has been built entirely on volunteerism. Without the extraordinary generosity of doctors and paramedics who attend to life-threatening emergencies at a moment’s notice and in their free time, ICRR could not exist.
In Ireland, 70% of heart attacks happen in the home. A 50% chance of survival from a cardiac arrest can only be achieved if CPR is administered within five minutes of the event. In conjunction with ICRR, Operation Resuscitation is a Pilot Project being run in Killarney with the aim of getting at least one person in every household trained in CPR and AED use.
ICRR are now looking to fundraise in order to roll-out our new and exciting programmes. If you are a company looking to help-out or get your staff trained-up on CPR/AED with PHECC certification, now is your time to shine! email: firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
By December 2015, in partnership with UCD’s Centre for Emergency Medical Science, ICRR proudly met its goal of having 100 volunteer GPs operating throughout Ireland as Rapid Response doctors and supporting the National Ambulance Service. ICRR’s MERIT 3 Project upskills and equips volunteer doctors to attend to pre-hospital emergencies. If you are interested in getting involved in ICRR’s Merit 3, please contact: email@example.com
ICRR has expanded its Rapid Response Vehicle service into North Dublin since November 2015. The development marks our organisation’s first foray from rural to urban operations. In this short time, ICRR Dublin has responded to over 50 cardiac arrest events with a number of great outcomes thanks to volunteer doctors backing up the National Ambulance Service. While ICRR was originally established to serve rural and remote communities, we have learned from our Dublin experience of the ever-increasing need for Rapid Response services in urban areas. Because of the density of population, clusters of events happen more regularly and in some cases, multiple cardiac arrest events can happen all at once. Over the coming months ICRR needs more volunteers to support its Dublin service. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
ICRR have begun a process to deliver a pilot programme whch will help spread our mission far and wide - right across the nation. We all have a role to play and in the coming months, we will be sharing more informaiton on this. In the meantime, watch this space as YOU can help !!
Our latest brief from UCD has shown that our investments in local GP's has grown to 57 . More to follow...
Another 4X4 response vehicle has been delivered to a rural community - this time Mayo are the beneficiaries. Today, John Kearney delivered a response vehicle to ICRR-Mayo. More to follow...
ICRR have delivered a new response vehicle to the newly established ICRR - Wicklow. Photos to follow
In conjunction with UCD Medical school, ICRR have begun to deliver our ICRR response bag to Merit 3 GP's that respond voluntarily in their local communities.