This is a scheme where volunteers are dispatched by the HSE National Ambulance Service to 999/112 calls for chest pain, suspected stroke, cardiac arrest and choking to provide assistance while an ambulance is en route. This Responder Group has been operational 5 months on a part time pilot basis, being dispatched on average once per week, and covers to an area approx 2 miles from Kingscourt town including large portion of Magheracloone and Lough An Leagh, most of the Kingscourt-Shercock road, parts of the Kingscourt-Bailieboro Road and the areas in between. A lot of calls to date have been in the wider Magheracloone area. If you would like to volunteer (all training is provided) or have questions please ring 087 9661712, email firstname.lastname@example.org or find Shercock CFR on Facebook.
Also, we would like to remind everyone to have your Eircode to hand should you need to contact the Ambulance Service your Eircode will get them to you without delay. Check your eircode at www.eircode.ie