Cork City Community First Responders


Voluntary Group


Cork City Community Responder Scheme  was activated by HSE Ambulance Control on the 19th December 2012.

The scheme comprises of members of the public who volunteer their time  and in most cases their equipment, to assist their local community by attending emergency calls within a 5KM radius of Cork City.


Cork City Community Responder Scheme is very unique as it is the first scheme to set up in Cork City. All our volunteers are trained to minimum Community First Responder level.


The scheme was founded by Pat Carroll (Scheme Co-ordinator),Finbarr McCarthy (Principal Trainer), Fred Lotty (Scheme Officer).  All emergency calls recieved from HSE Ambulance Control are attended to by the responders on duty.


We are self funded and are very thankful to Gurranabraher and Turners Cross Credit unions for donation of a number of Defibrillators.


We welcome any sponsorship to help keep this responder scheme running.  We always need funding to give each team a defibrillator and to provide consumables.  Below is a photo of Douglas Golf Club Members after a donation to our defibrillator  and equipment fund.  100% of funding goes to the scheme. In the photo some of our south side responders.



The aims and objectives of the community Responder Scheme are:

  • To Preserve Life

  • To Prevent Casualities conditions from deteriorating

  • To Promote recovery


The Community Responder Scheme is there to provide assistance to those with a medical emergency, and most importantly to start and maintain the chain of survival in cardiac arrest patients until ambulance personel arrive on scene and thus provide advanced medical care.



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