Adare CFR are pleased to announce that a second public access defibrillator is now available to the local community. In addition to the defibrillator at the Heritage Centre, a unit has also been installed on the very popular River Bank walk in case of a cardiac arrest emergency along the walkway.

The defibrillator is located in a cabinet close to the Manor Court end of the walk and is available for use in an emergency by entering the access code on the cabinet.  In that situation, the person responding to the emergency should call 112 /999 immediately, give the Emergency Operator the exact location, stay on the phone, follow the Operator’s instructions and send someone for the defibrillator.

The defibrillator is designed to be used by anyone, with clear step-by-step voice instructions to guide the responder through the process.

The defibrillator unit was installed by Adare CFR with the help of Adare Tidy Towns and Men’s Shed members. Special thanks is also due to the Adare business community for helping raise the funds required to support the CFR group.

While Adare CFR has been stood down from active duty because of Covid-19, Chairman Kevin Cribbin says that it hopes to resume more active service in the near future as the situation improves.

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