St Joseph's NS installs first 24-hour public access defibrillator in Carlow Town

A public access defibrillator installed on the exterior of the premises

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Principal of St Joseph's NS Fergal Browne and Mick Dooley of Carlow Town CFR

St Joseph's National School has installed the first 24-hour public access defibrillator in Carlow Town.

Carlow Town Community First Responder volunteers, Michael Dooley and Will Paton, attended the unveiling of the defib on Thursday morning. 

Public access defibrillators play a vital role in the chain of survival when someone is experiencing a cardiac arrest in the community and early defibrillation greatly increases their chances of survival.

The group said: "Well done to school Principal Fergal Browne and all the staff and students in St Joseph's NS."

Meanwhile the County Carlow CFR Co-ordination Committee is training 16 new CFR Instructors on October 26 in the Woodford Dolmen Hotel.