Saving lives

Proud day as two defibrillators are installed in Thurles town

Thurles Community First Responders

Anne O'Grady

Reporter:

Anne O'Grady

Proud day as two defibrillators are installed in Thurles town

Monday last, 7th November, was a proud day for Thurles CFR. The first two public access defibrillators in Thurles were installed by Kevin Loughnane and are up and running.

Thanks to Lyndsey Dooley for her massive contribution. Lyndsey ran the Dublin City Marathon this year in the name of Thurles CFR and raised 2,000 euros in sponsorship.

Thanks to Kevin Loughnane for his time installing both defibrillators.

Thanks to The Anner Hotel for their continued support allowing one defibrillator to be installed on their property.

The defibrillator is located opposite the entrance to the Leisure Centre.

Thanks also to the Greyhound Track for allowing the second defibrillator to be installed on the pier outside.

They have been purchased by you the people of Thurles through your kind donations to Lyndsey Dooley and Thurles CFR.

You have made this possible. The continued success of the project depends on the goodwill of the community. We ask for your continued support for our fundraising efforts.

We will be having a bucket collection on Friday December 23rd and we will run a Christmas Raffle to raise further funds.

Our next goal is to get the group live, to achieve this we have set ourselves a target of 3,000 euro.

Donations can be made on our Go Fund Me Page, Thurles Community First Responders Appeal or through our PayPal account thurlescfrfundraiser@gmail.com

PLEASE USE THE DEFIBRILLATORS IF YOU NEED TO!

If someone collapses:

CALL AN AMBULANCE, then begin CPR and send someone for the defibrillator.

The box containing the defibrillator opens at the bottom. You do not need to ring anyone for access. Everything you need is in the box; defibrillator, mask, razor scissors etc.

We ask that if you do use the defibrillator you contact us asap afterwards as pads etc. will have to be replaced.

These defibrillators belong to you; they will save lives!

We ask that everyone together be vigilant, respect this lifesaving piece of equipment, do not interfere with it or misuse it, if you notice anyone interfering with them please alert us or the Gardaí straight away.

We will be keeping check on the defibrillators to ensure they're in good working order at all times.

If you would like to be involved as a responder, a buddy, part of our fundraising team or behind the scenes we’d love to hear from you.

We can be contacted through the Facebook page Thurles Community First Responders, through email thurlescfr@gmail.com or by phone 089 4187584