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.
The project arms laypeople with the know-how of life-saving intervention in the event of an emergency at home or at a neighbour’s home. The introductory training for home responders is between one to two hour’s duration. Launched in Killarney in November 2015, Operation Resuscitation has already trained almost 1,000 laypeople to date. By the end of 2016, Killarney will lead as the safest place in Ireland to have a cardiac arrest. If you would like to get involved, or are interested in setting up training for home responders in your community, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org