Thursday, February 11, 2021

A Mayo town now boasts 24 life-saving  public access defibrillators.

The Ballina Community First Responders (BCFR) organisation has welcomed the installation of the town’s newest public access defibrillator  on Frances St (aka Kevin Barry St) in the town.

The life-saving device has been provided by Bus Eireann at the entrance to its bus station and the gesture has been welcomed by BCFR.

The newly-installed defibrillator at the Bus Éireann station in Ballina.

A community group of volunteers, BCFR works alongside the National Ambulance Service to respond to cardiac-related emergencies in the area.

Over the last year the group has been fundraising to help purchase and install more public access defibrillators around Ballina.

A defibrillator can assist in the treatment of life-threatening cardiac incidents by administering a dose of electric current to the heart.

A map showing the existing defibrillators in the area is available on the Ballina Community First Responders’ Facebook page.

If you would like to support the work of the Ballina Community First Responders and the provision of more public access defibrillators in the community with a donation you can do so via this link:  ifundraiser.ie

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