A LOCAL group, who have been bringing potentially life saving defibrillators to the streets of Ennis, have just installed their fourth device. The Ennis Defibrillator Committee is behind the installation of a new defibrillator at Roslevan this week. And there are plans to provide four more in the future with a fundraising quiz planned for next Thursday in the West County Hotel.
According to the fundraising committee chairman Paul O’Shea, “Each defibrillator costs €2,300 and the committee have raised enough money to purchase four units. These units are positioned at key locations throughout Ennis. We can’t believe that in these hard times, that we have now purchased four units. The generosity of the Clare public is astounding. In addition, Ennis is in the process of achieving the status of ‘Heart Safe Town’ the much coveted award from the Irish Heart Foundation.”
The fund raising committee includes the Clare Red Cross, Ennis Chamber, Avondale Soccer club and other businesses/community groups.
The committee are urging members of the public to avail of training that could help save a life. The Irish Red Cross provide Cardiac First Response training, which is a Phecc qualification, training members in the recognition of heart attack, stroke , choking and cardiac arrest . Training will be provided by volunteer instructors from the local branch of Irish Red Cross at its premises at Tracklands Business Park Ennis on March 15 from 11am to 2pm. To register your interest please email firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook at clarearearedcross.