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Run/Walk for Defib Group. The importance of Defibrillators in times of emergency has been proven many times and many people are alive because there was a Defib available when they suffered a heart attack. But the Defib needs a human to use them and someone who has been trained in how to use them correctly. In most areas of the country and in most work places a Defib is an essential item and people have been trained to use them when the needs arises. North Monaghan, like many other areas, has a voluntary group which organises the placement of Defibs and the training and retraining of volunteers to use them. This group covers the parishes of Truagh and Donagh and regular training session are organised in Truagh, Emyvale and Glaslough. They also look after the maintenance of the Defibs in the localities in which they are placed. This takes time and money and to raise some funds they held a sponsored Run/Walk at Emy Lake on Monday June 6th, the June Bank Holiday. It was well supported and enjoyed as the weather was warm and dry. If you were unable to be there you can still make a donation to any member of the group. Recently Meredith Jackson, Managing Director of Fernhill Stone, donated a Defib Box to be placed at Corracrin Church and work is in progress to have the Defib operational as soon as possible. The Group has expressed thanks to Meredith for his generosity. The group are also looking at other places where a Defib could be placed so that there would be one available close-by for any emergency that might arise. However it is useless having a Defib unless there are qualified people to operate it in the vicinity. To that end they are encouraging more people to offer their services and ask people to watch for notices of Training Sessions in Truagh, Emyvale and Glaslough. It is a great feeling to learn how to use the Defib and, even though you may wish that your skills are never called on, you are still confident that you can offer your assistance if the need arises. It has been proven that the use of the Defib has saved lives and that very often the Defib will reach the patient before the arrival of the ambulance crew. None can determine when they might be called on nor can we be certain that we will not require the assistance of the Defib to come through a heart attack. So the North Monaghan group are anxious to increase the number of trained personnel and to install more Defibs to give more people a better chance of survival.
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Run/Walk for Defib Group. The importance of Defibrillators in times of emergency has been proven many times and many people are alive because there was a Defib available when they suffered a heart attack. But the Defib needs a human to use them and someone who has been trained in how to use them correctly. In most areas of the country and in most work places a Defib is an essential item and people have been trained to use them when the needs arises. North Monaghan, like many other areas, has a voluntary group which organises the placement of Defibs and the training and retraining of volunteers to use them. This group covers the parishes of Truagh and Donagh and regular training session are organised in Truagh, Emyvale and Glaslough. They also look after the maintenance of the Defibs in the localities in which they are placed. This takes time and money and to raise some funds they held a sponsored Run/Walk at Emy Lake on Monday June 6th, the June Bank Holiday. It was well supported and enjoyed as the weather was warm and dry. If you were unable to be there you can still make a donation to any member of the group. Recently Meredith Jackson, Managing Director of Fernhill Stone, donated a Defib Box to be placed at Corracrin Church and work is in progress to have the Defib operational as soon as possible. The Group has expressed thanks to Meredith for his generosity. The group are also looking at other places where a Defib could be placed so that there would be one available close-by for any emergency that might arise. However it is useless having a Defib unless there are qualified people to operate it in the vicinity. To that end they are encouraging more people to offer their services and ask people to watch for notices of Training Sessions in Truagh, Emyvale and Glaslough. It is a great feeling to learn how to use the Defib and, even though you may wish that your skills are never called on, you are still confident that you can offer your assistance if the need arises. It has been proven that the use of the Defib has saved lives and that very often the Defib will reach the patient before the arrival of the ambulance crew. None can determine when they might be called on nor can we be certain that we will not require the assistance of the Defib to come through a heart attack. So the North Monaghan group are anxious to increase the number of trained personnel and to install more Defibs to give more people a better chance of survival.