News & Events

Respond 2022

A number of our team traveled to Mullingar for Respond 2022 Respond covers everything verything from information how to start a Community First Responder scheme to Community First Responder research c…

September 25, 2022

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SEM Training

Our team recently conducted training with students of St.Brendans college, this training which involved over 250 students covered the importance of the chain of survival and the steps to save a life a…

March 20, 2022

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Restart a Heart 21

Restart a heart day took place on October 16th. The venue for our event in 2021 was the wonderful Anam arts and cultural centre located on East Avenue Road.Over 100 attendees visited in what was a day…

October 16, 2021

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Art Competition

Additional art will be uploaded shortly….. Included is the wonderful work of 5 primary schools in the Killarney area.

October 16, 2021

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AED Awareness

Killarney Cardiac Response Unit in conjunction with Michael Linehan Killarney Heartsafe group have throughout the summer aimed to highlight the locations of the 16 public access AED’s in Killarney. …

August 27, 2021

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Firies Team

A new team is being formed in the Firies area, North West of Killarney. First Responders have a critical role in the first moments following a cardiac arrest until the arrival of advanced life support…

August 11, 2021

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Kerry CFR Network

Throughout covid19 Killarney Cardiac Response Unit has continued to forge links with the various schemes throughout the county. This has been supported by the National Ambulance Service and CFR Irelan…

April 15, 2021

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Competition Time…

Tiktok Competition T&C’s. The terms and conditions apply to the KCRU promotion available on TikTok.By entering thisPromotion, you will be deemed to have read and understood these terms and c…

March 10, 2021

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Return to limited service

KCRU returned to a limited service in late 2020. With Covid19 precautions and volunteer / Patient safety being in focus, KCRU returned to service in conjunction with the National Ambulance Service.

January 6, 2021

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Public Access AED – PR

Killarney Cardiac Response Unit would like to highlight the importance of public access AED within the community. An AED is an Automated External Defibrillator. It is a portable, simple to use, comput…

September 4, 2020

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Face covering production

The team at Killarney Cardiac Response Unit have been busy producing reusable face masks to help defeat the spread of COVID19 These face masks made entirely by the cardiac response volunteers are reus…

May 22, 2020

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As a result of Covid19 Killarney Cardiac Response Unit has refocused our attention on community support. To protect the safety and welfare of responders and the public the National Ambulance Service h…

April 12, 2020

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KCRU School CPR program

The unit recently conducted training in the three post primary schools. This training ” An introduction to CPR & AED ” reinforced training already provided internally.Well in excess of…

March 4, 2020

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WOSP Killarney

KCRU were involved in this year’s WOSP 2020 at Mcsorleys, Killarney. WOSP fundraiser is a global event that is ”To ensure the highest diagnostic and therapeutic standards in pediatric inte…

January 26, 2020

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N.A.S CFR Training Day

On November 23rd 2019, Killarney Cardiac Response Unit members participated in a training event assisted by the National Ambulance Service (NAS). We were joined by many of the CFR groups active throug…

November 25, 2019

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Restart a heart 2019

On October 16th Killarney cardiac response unit took part in international restart a heart. The international aim of Restart a Heart in 2019 is to raise awareness about cardiac arrest and increase bys…

October 23, 2019

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Training exercise with Order of Malta.

Killarney Cardiac Response Unit were recently joined by members of Order of Malta ambulance corps Limerick unit for a morning of scenario training. These simulated incidents covering a range of CFR ca…

September 8, 2019

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CFR Ireland training day

Unit members recently attended a skills training day organized by CFR Ireland. The event which took place in Killarney consisted of workshops including patient assessment, pit crew CPR, CPR feedback. …

July 28, 2019

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Training evening.

We were recently joined by Barradubh cardiac responders for a combined training session. This training involved discussion on challenging calls and the key elements of effective resuscitation. We work…

July 1, 2019

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Visit to NEOC

On Saturday 22nd of June a number of KCRU volunteers visited the National ambulance service control room in Tallaght, Dublin. The staff of NEOC were very obliging to our team and talked them through t…

June 22, 2019

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CPR/AED awareness day

on June 1st the unit provided free information sessions on CPR and AED. The event which operated between 12 and 6pm introduced members of the public to CPR practice, AED awareness and the locations of…

May 28, 2019

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CPR artists!

Recently Killarney community college organized a school’s CPR challenge. In line with this event a number of students utilized their artistic skills to create CPR related artwork. Some of the ex…

May 19, 2019

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Public CPR event

On Friday 10th of May 2019 Killarney cardiac response unit provided CPR / AED awareness at Killarney golf and fishing club. This awareness event was in conjunction with the Paudie O’ Connor memo…

May 15, 2019

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Respond 2019

For 2019’s CFR Ireland Respond conference 11 members of Killarney CFR attended. The conference is Ireland’s largest gathering of community responders and is comprised of skills workshops, …

April 7, 2019

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Unit training day

On Saturday 23rd of January the unit conducted a day of training along with other CFR groups. The day consisted of both Practical and theory sessions under the direction of Advanced paramedics. Areas …

March 1, 2019

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Busy start to 2019

We have had a busy start to 2019 with many nights and days of training in addition to emergency calls. Recently we were involved in assisting a number of CFR groups locally including Glenbeigh and Kil…

February 9, 2019

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Kerry Clubs fair

Killarney CRU were one of 50 groups who participated in Kerry clubs fair. The event organized by Killarney lions club was a fantastic opportunity to meet with other groups active in the community and …

January 24, 2019

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Recognition of contribution

Killarney CFR was recently represented by one of our volunteers at the National ambulance service control center during an event to mark over 200 groups now active with NAS. The addition of so many gr…

January 16, 2019

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Unit open night

We hosted an open night for new members in Killarney Plaza hotel on Jan 14th 2019. Interested members of the public got to meet the team, Practice CPR and learn how we operate. Contact Aishling at 085…

January 11, 2019

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Flag Day 2018.

On December 22nd the unit deployed to the streets of Killarney for its flag day. KCRU is 100% voluntary and relies on the support of the community to cover the substantial costs of training,equipping …

December 29, 2018

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Community support fund.

Thank you to Kerry county council for the continuing support of the unit. As a direct result of community support fund we were able to purchase an additional AED which is now operational.

December 19, 2018

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Over 2000 euro raised by Frank Doran.

On Tuesday the 11th of December we were delighted to welcome Frank Doran to our training facility. Frank ran the Dublin marathon in October with all proceeds going towards the unit. On the night Frank…

December 13, 2018

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Launch of unit video

We have recently launched a video explaining our role within the community.     The video was completed over a number of months and involved a large number of our team. We as a unit are very…

November 27, 2018

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Glenbeigh CFR certified training

On November 14th we were joined by 30 members of Glenbeigh CFR for certified CFR training. The training was conducted by 5 of our instructors assisted by the National ambulance service.

November 20, 2018

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Restart a heart 2018

Killarney cardiac response unit were delighted to be involved in many events to mark restart a heart day on the 16th of October. 4 of our members conducted a joint training day with National ambulance…

October 24, 2018

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Visit to Kerry mountain rescue Team

On Tuesday the 16th of October our volunteer’s visited the Kerry mountain rescue base in Killarney. The visit was for the purposes of building a connection between both team’s and learning…

October 18, 2018

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CFR Instructor training

CFR Instructor training took place in Roscrea, Co. Tipperary on the 28th and 29th of September. One of our instructors completed the training. Over the last number of months the training team has expa…

October 5, 2018

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Air ambulance visit to Killarney

Irish community rapid response recently visited Killarney ahead of the launch of the air ambulance in conjunction with the national ambulance service. Killarney cardiac response were glad to assist on…

September 30, 2018

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ESS 2018

Killarney cardiac response unit were recently in attendance at the Emergency services show in Birmingham. The show which takes place at the NEC, offers a fantastic opportunity to connect with supplier…

September 23, 2018

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