In Ireland, 70% of heart attacks happen in the home. A 50% chance of survival from a cardiac arrest can only be achieved if CPR is administered within five minutes of the event. In conjunction with ICRR, Operation Resuscitation is a Pilot Project being run in Killarney with the aim of getting at least one person in every household trained in CPR and AED use.
ICRR has expanded its Rapid Response Vehicle service into North Dublin since November 2015. The development marks our organisation’s first foray from rural to urban operations. In this short time, ICRR Dublin has responded to over 50 cardiac arrest events with a number of great outcomes thanks to volunteer doctors backing up the National Ambulance Service. While ICRR was originally established to serve rural and remote communities, we have learned from our Dublin experience of the ever-increasing need for Rapid Response services in urban areas. Because of the density of population, clusters of events happen more regularly and in some cases, multiple cardiac arrest events can happen all at once. Over the coming months ICRR needs more volunteers to support its Dublin service. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org