ACTIVE Community First Responders - Kiltale & Moynalvey Launch - Thurs 14th Dec:

November 8, 2018

We are very excited to be able to launch this service to the local Moynalvey and Kiltale community. Moynalvey and Kiltale responders have been well trained over the last 6 months and are fully prepared to assist their local community when called upon by the National Ambulance Service.

Come along on the night to support this vital service to the local community..!


We will also be recruiting new members this evening also. Don't worry – we will train you in full to be a first responder.

Community First Responders are required by the HSE to be over 18 years of age. There is no upper age limit but since CPR is a very physically demanding task, volunteer responders must be physically fit. Responders must be inside the catchment area ( Kiltale / Moynalvey) while on call, e.g. at home or their place of work. They must also have access to a car.

In terms of time commitment:

Volunteers will have to undergo initial training including CFR training and Group Policy training.If you are already qualified as a medical responder or practitioner you will only need to undergo the Group Policy training.

Ongoing time commitment, there will be monthly 2hr training sessions which volunteers will be expected to attend, and it would be expected that volunteers would be available to be ‘on call’ once or twice per month.

Overall commitment is actually minimal, as while your "On Call" you go about your daily business.