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DEFIB TAX ‘MUST BE SCRAPPED IN THE BUDGET’ CLAIMS CHARITY

DEFIB TAX ‘MUST BE SCRAPPED IN THE BUDGET’ CLAIMS CHARITY

The VAT on defibrillators is a “tax on saving lives” and must be scrapped, the Irish Heart Foundation has insisted in its pre-Budget submission, with claims by the charity that the average cost of an automated external defibrillator (AED) - €1,500 including €345 VAT -...

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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR ‘RESPOND 2022’

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR ‘RESPOND 2022’

Registration remains open for Respond 2022 – the ninth National First Responder Conference & Exhibition – which returns on Saturday 17 September to the Mullingar Park Hotel, Co. Westmeath. First organised in 2014 by CFR Ireland (the National First Responders...

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IRISH AIR CORPS CYCLE IN AID OF CANCER SUPPORT SANCTUARY

IRISH AIR CORPS CYCLE IN AID OF CANCER SUPPORT SANCTUARY

As part of the Irish Air Corps centenary celebrations, over 50 members of the Air Corps will take to the road to cycle 750km between Mizen Head and Malin Head from 5-9 September in a bid to raise €20,000 for Cancer Support Sanctuary LARCC. A community-based cancer...

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AMBULANCE SERVICE ACCREDITED FOR EMERGENCY DISPATCH RECORD

AMBULANCE SERVICE ACCREDITED FOR EMERGENCY DISPATCH RECORD

The HSE National Ambulance Service has been recognised by the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch (IAED) as an Accredited Center of Excellence (ACE) for emergency dispatching. IAED is the standard-setting organisation for emergency dispatch services...

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THOUSANDS OF DRONES FORECAST TO BE IN OPERATION BY 2030

THOUSANDS OF DRONES FORECAST TO BE IN OPERATION BY 2030

Civil defence, emergency response, public safety and environmental monitoring applications are already realising the benefits of drone technology, according to a report on international best practice and future trends in drone technology. The report was delivered as...

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EMERGENCY AEROMEDICAL SERVICE CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY

EMERGENCY AEROMEDICAL SERVICE CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY

(Prof Cathal O’Donnell, Medical Director of the National Ambulance Service, pictured with Brigadier General Rory O’Connor, General Officer Commanding of the Air Corps.) Celebrations were held recently at Baldonnel Aerodrome to mark the 10th anniversary of the...

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TIME TO REGISTER AED DEVICES WITH NATIONAL AMBULANCE SERVICE

TIME TO REGISTER AED DEVICES WITH NATIONAL AMBULANCE SERVICE

(Members from Dunlavin CFR Group pictured at the unveiling of a new AEDs at Dunlavin’s national school.) Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) within all local communities should be placed on the National Ambulance Service AED Register, to pinpoint the location of...

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CONFERENCE TO MARK 25th ANNIVERSARY OF GOOD FRIDAY AGREEMENT

CONFERENCE TO MARK 25th ANNIVERSARY OF GOOD FRIDAY AGREEMENT

(Prof Ian Greer, President and Vice-Chancellor of Queen’s University, pictured with Queen’s Chancellor, Secretary Hillary Clinton.) Queen’s University Belfast will host an international conference next year to mark the 25th Anniversary of the Belfast/Good Friday...

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