The Co-Ordinator of Carrigtwohill Community First Responders, Iain Grant, has been voted onto the Board of CFR Ireland. Speaking with The East Cork Journal, Iain said, “One of the great things about CFR Ireland is that it facilitates networking between all the community groups. The Annual Conference this year took place in Mullingar which was a great opportunity to meet other groups and swap tips, and for each group to share how their group works and, in turn, hear from others. This is ideal also for helping to attain best practice techniques in the field. CRF Ireland also stress the importance of Public Awareness through CPR Training and even the most basic of first aid.”
The Carrigtwohill East Cork Rapid Response Team will be at Market Green in Midleton this Saturday, 13 October from 11am -6pm giving information and demonstrations of life saving CPR.Iain said, “I am really passionate about being involved in CFR and also increasing public awareness and education when it comes to CPR. I’m excited and honoured to represent this region at CFR Ireland, and look forward to my three year role on the Board.”
Created 4 years ago, CRF Ireland works to facilitate the networking and liaising of its current number of 160 registered community groups consisting of over 3200 volunteer personnel. There are many more operating that are not yet registered. This is the first year that nominations were sought for regional representatives. Applications were sent out in July and Iain’s name made it to the ballot and, ultimately, to a place on the Board.