Ground Services

Ground Services

A nationwide network of Volunteer Doctors and Rapid Response Vehicles responding in their communities to serious life threatening emergencies

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Now in 2019, ICRR has over 237 Volunteer Doctors as part of its network. The Volunteer Doctors network is in partnership with UCD Centre for Emergency Medical Sciences under the MERIT 3 programme. These Volunteer Doctors who range from GP’s to Emergency Consultants respond in their own communities, either on foot, in their own vehicles or in one of our  to serious life-threatening calls. The interventions these doctors can perform can be critical for the patients outcome.


When a person calls 999 or 112 regarding a serious medical emergency, if an ICRR Volunteer Doctor is available in the area, they respond to provide medical care to those in need. ICRR works alongside, and in support of the frontline emergency services.

Some of our Volunteer Doctors with Professor Ger Bury our ICRR Medical Director (He’s also a Volunteer Doctor for ICRR!)

Rapid Response Vehicle Locations

The RRV’s are fully equipped to assist the volunteer doctor behind the wheel to make life saving medical interventions for serious life-threatening incidents at the roadside, these RRV’s are also tasked through the NAS NEOC 99/112 call taking facility. Our RRV’s are equipped with four-wheel drive and will be stationed in Clare, Dublin, Donegal, Meath, Kilkenny/Waterford, Laois/Offaly, Mayo, Roscommon and Kerry.

Above is Volunteer Doctor Niall Conroy who is based in Trim, Co. Meath.

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