Carlow Nationalist — New Lifesaving Device Installed at Bagenalstown

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Paddy Kelly and Eugene Doran of Bagenalstown Community First Responders with Mark Doyle (centre) of Doyle’s Railway House Frank and Elaine Doyle of Doyle’s Railway House, Bagenalstown

Members of Bagenalstown community first responders with some of the Kilree Street business owners, who helped buy a new public access defibrillator for the town – John Rossiter, Eugene Doran, Marie O’Mara, Paddy Kelly, Packie Lennon and Ger Reardon Photos: Roger Jones

By Suzanne Pender

THE community of Bagenalstown has once again banded together to provide another public access defibrillator that is saving lives in their area.

Kilree Street businessmen recently came together to buy a defibrillator, which they located on the Kilree Street side of Doyle’s Railway House.

Bagenalstown Community First Responders (CFR) will also register the device with the National Ambulance Service (NAS), meaning that in an emergency, those in need will be referred to the defibrillator.

Bagenalstown CFR would like to thank all the businesses on Kilree Street who have given so generously during these difficult times to improve the safety of everyone in the town.

Anyone in the area who would like to be trained in the correct use of this lifesaving equipment should contact members on 086 2440728.

“Heart Savers courses are free and certificates can be provided upon request,” said Bagenalstown CFR coordinator Paddy Kelly.

“By completing this course, who knows, you might just save someone’s life?” he added.

The group would also like to thank Doyle’s Railway House for allowing this equipment to be installed on their premises.

Companies that contributed included JR Carpets, Solid Fuels, Certa Fuel Bagenalstown, Bagenalstown Hackney Services, Franelé, BevElle Hair Salon, Kearney Auctioneers, Ladbrokes Betting, Bagenalstown Office Centre, Little Shop, Glad Rags Boutique, Matt Dunne Butchers and Country Stores.

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