A Community First Responder Scheme operates whereby the ambulance service upon receiving the 112 or 999 call, in addition to the usual ambulance/EMS personnel, simultaneously dispatches a rostered on-call community-based first responder.

Community First Responders are dispatched by the HSE National Ambulance Service (NAS) to life threatening emergencies such as cardiac arrest, adult chest pain (suspected heart attack), choking and stroke only.

CFR Ireland is the national body for co-ordinating and assisting with schemes in local communities around Ireland.  Please contact them for advice and assistance in setting up your own CFR scheme.


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