Mission Statement

Irish Community Rapid Response – By Land and Air are committed to providing safe, effective, and timely emergency medical care to those seriously ill or injured in Ireland through the provision of a network of volunteer doctors, Rapid Response Vehicles and a dedicated Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS).

 

“Right people are in the Right place at the Right time with the Right equipment and the Right skills to achieve the Right outcome”

Ring Of Kery Charity Cycle

Help us to deliver Ireland’s first charity funded Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) by raising money and taking part in this year’s Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle.

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iDonate is a free service to assist charities in fundraising. Our aim is to provide tools for both charities and fundraisers to help raise much needed funds.

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Click on the PayPal button to donate now. As a registered charity, 100% of a PayPal donation goes to ICRR

Donate By Text

Just text FLIGHT to 50300 to donate €4. 100% of donation goes to ICRR across most network operators. Some operators apply VAT which means that a minimum of €3.25 will go to ICRR. Service provider ; LIKECHARITY. Helpline ; 0766805278

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Where Donations Go

€5

will buy a blanket to keep a child warm

€10

will buy a box of 100 latex gloves

€20

will buy medication for a diabetic patient

€50

Will buy one stethoscope

€75

Will buy a child’s breathing support

€150

Will buy defibrillator pads

Charities Regulatory Authority No: 20070762 Charity No: CHY 18454

We confirm that our organisation complies with The Governance Code for the Community, Voluntary and Charitable Sector in Ireland.

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Fundraise For Us

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    Fundraising for Irish Community Rapid Response is a brilliant way to support us and keep our teams on the ground with your special ideas. As our charity relies heavily on donations in order to operate, each and every fundraising event is invaluable to making Irish Community Rapid Response – By Land and Air (ICRR) happen. Your support means our teams can continue to save lives.

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Donate To Us

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    Your donations means everything to us. With your help, our Volunteer Doctors can save lives, and get us ever closer to ‘Lift Off’ with our dedicated Helicopter Emergency Medical Service!

    A donation of just €5 can provide a blanket for a paediatric patient, €50 can buy a doctors stethoscope and €150 can supply defibrillator pads for our AED’s.

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Volunteer for us

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    If you would like to know more about our services, locations, organisation or to get involved, we look forward to hearing from you. Please contact us by email: info@icrr.ie. 

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Tell Your Story

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    We would love to hear about your ICRR experience. Whether you have been the beneficiary of treatment by a Rapid Response doctor, or have witnessed a medical event involving ICRR, or you yourself are an ICRR medical volunteer, your firsthand account is vital to informing the public of our service and educating our readers. Please be assured that at ICRR, we respect your privacy and will not publish your story or any personal details without your written consent.

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Your Story

  • Thank God for ICRR

    “While preparing tea for my grandkids, six-year-old Amy and eighteen-month-old Rory, I left them for a moment to answer the front door. Just as I was about to open the door, I heard screaming from the kitchen. Rushing back in I could see that Amy had toppled the chip pan of boiling oil onto Rory, who was now in horrific pain. The ambulance was called, but had a voluntary doctor not arrived first to intervene and treat Rory in those first critical minutes, we now know that the baby would not have survived. The doctor then drove Rory with his Rapid Response vehicle to meet the ambulance. Together they rushed him to the hospital while administering advanced life support care all the way. Such care is normally only available in a hospital environment. After many months in hospital, Rory is now back with the family.  Thank God for ICRR, its volunteer doctor and the ambulance service”

  • Our son is still with us

    “I was leaving for work one morning as I had always done, but on this particular morning, running late, I rushed out to the car, turned the ignition and began to reverse out the driveway. Unbeknown to me, my five-year-old, Jack, had run out to say goodbye. What happened next is any parent’s worst nightmare. I heard the screaming and jumped out. I cannot even begin to describe the horror of what I saw. I had backed over my own son. The ambulance was called and though only twenty minutes away, the extra journey to the Centre for Excellence Hospital would take yet another hour’s drive. A volunteer Rapid Response doctor arrived on the scene and intervened with skills and trauma experience normally available only in a hospital setting. Thanks to the efficient chain link between the National Ambulance Service, the Rapid Response doctor and the hospital, our son is still with us.  Jack is back at school and our family cannot express enough gratitude”

  • Encounter with a Bull

    “I was feeding my cattle late one evening, as I would have done each and every evening. On this particular evening, I was unaware that a bull in the field next to me had escaped. The animal approached so fast that the next thing I knew, I was impaled and ended up with serious life-threatening injuries. My son had meanwhile gone searching for me after I hadn’t returned and found me semiconscious. He called for help immediately. The ambulance was delayed as it was already involved in another event in the locality. The volunteer Rapid Response doctor who was on the scene first stabilised me by giving me appropriate levels of pain relief. I was transported by the Ambulance Service along with the accompanying doctor on the long journey to the closest Centre of Excellence hospital. Thankfully, the outcome was good and today I’m back on my tractor though more vigilant than ever before of local livestock.” – Tom

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