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June Training Night

Thanks to all that made it to June’s training night. From now on training will be the first Monday of every month at 19:00 at the Pillo. In months where that Monday is a holiday it moves to the Tuesday. CPR etc. The CPR and AED review went well and several people felt a good […]

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ACFR Mini-Marathon Women

Several members and supporters of ACFR will run in the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon on 2nd June (Bank Holiday Monday) in aid of ACFR. The money raised goes into training responders and buying and servicing life-saving equipment. Please contact Yvonne (086-289-8752) to sponsor …

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ACFR Launch

On 17th May we will hold the official launch of ACFR at the Pillo hotel from 8pm. All are welcome to help us celebrate our launch. Ashbourne Cardiac First Responders (ACFR) was formed in early 2013 to set up a community first responder programme to serve Ashbourne and a 3km radius around the town. First […]

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Sync your schedule to your mobile device

When shifts are assigned they are visible in blue on your schedule. What you may not know is that they are also available in a format that imports into your online calendar or mobile device. There are 2 parts to syncing your schedule. They first you need do only once. The second you do for […]

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Up and Running

We’ve been operational now since March 3rd. We made 3 calls in March and 2 so far in April. As we are only dispatched on Echo level calls (the most serious), we are not necessarily out every time an Ambulance comes to Ashbourne. At the moment we only have coverage at night, although we’re starting […]

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ACFR GOES LIVE!!!!

As of 19:00 tonight (3/3/2014) ACFR is live. Paul and Cliff have the first shift! Thanks to everyone that has helped out over the last year and especially to Alicia for getting us kicked off in the first place …

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Logging in to the Schift Schedule

Several people have had problems logging into the scheduling system, so here’s a step-by-step guide how to reset your password. You’ll need your username and the e-mail address with which you signed up. If you put the wrong e-mail address in, nothing will happen … nothing at all … no error message, no e-mail shows […]

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AEDs Ready to Go!

ACFR has taken delivery of two AEDs from Flashpoint Systems (flashpointsystems.ie). We’ve also purchased two trainers that are identical to the real AEDs and allow responders to practice with equipment that behaves in exactly the same way as the real thing will in the field. As we also bought training manikins we’re now completely self-sufficient […]

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National Lottery helps out ACFR!

Great news arrived yesterday. ACFR has been awarded a grant from the national lottery to help us get up and running. The grant covers much of our equipment and means we will have all the gear we need in January and will be ready to go operational pending completion of paperwork. Happy Christmas to all […]

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Bag Packing a great success

Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd saw ACFR packing groceries at Tesco in Ashbourne; thanks to Tesco and to the High Street Ashbourne for the opportunity to spread the word and collect needed funds and to Alicia for all her work over the two days. Of course a special thanks to all those that contributed. The […]

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