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...to the Clane Branch of the Irish Red Cross!

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News!

     

July 2010: Certificate Presentations

Emergency First Responder (EFR) Certificate Presentation July 2010 Presentation of Certificates to Clance Branch members.
Stephen Hayden (left) and Michael O Riordan (right) receiving Emergency First Responder (EFR) Certificates in July 2010, from Rosemarie Hayden, Area Director of Units, Kildare Area. Rosemarie Hayden (ADU) presenting Cardiac First Responder (CFR) and Radio Procedures Certificates to Clane Branch Unit members in July 2010. Back Row from Left to right: Rosemarie Hayden, Denis Reeves, Stephen Hayden, Dónal Cunningham. Front Row from Left to right: Audrey Moore, Didier Da Costa, Liz O'Sullivan and Michael O'Riordan.

April 2010: Red Cross members providing first aid cover at the South County Dublin Hunt at Charlie O'Neills

Red Cross members providing first aid cover at the South County Dublin Hunt at Charlie O'Neills. 

Back row: (Left to right) Paul Mulreid, Paddy Heavey, Noel Sweeney, Aiden Heffernan, Rosemarie Hayden, Denis Reeves, Dónal Cunningham, Angel Mthunzi and Michael O’Riordan.

Front Row: (Left to right) Didier Da Costa and Leona Calwell.

Photograph courtesy of Paul Mulreid / PM Event Photography


January 2010: Red Cross responding to flood evacuation of Clane Nursing Home

Clane Red Cross headed up the local Red Cross response to a flood evacuation. Hazel Hall Nursing Home, beside Clane Hospital where the Clane Red Cross ambulance is parked was subject to flooding in the car park of a foot deep of water which was being held back from the door with sandbags.

Clane Red Cross response to flood evacuation. 

Red Cross members, from Left to right: Mick Cummins, Ann McDermott, David English, Shane Claffey, Joe Millar Jr., Nuala Hayes, Rosemarie Hayden.

Clane Unit ambulance transferred nursing supplies as part of a combined effort of Order of Malta, Civil Defence, Wheelchair Assoc., HSE and Gardai in moving 34 patients to the newly opened Mountplesant Nursing Home in Kilcock.

Once the floodwaters had abated we were again requested to assist in the movement of patients and equipment back.

The Red Cross mobilised ambulances from Units in Clane, Lucan and Dublin 15, and members from Clane, Newbridge, Lucan and Malahide Units, members included a HSE Paramedic, RGN, EMT trainee, EMFRs and EFR. Again the efforts were coordinated with the Civil Defence and Wheelchair Assoc. All residents were returned home safely, including a 102-year-old resident who was very happy to be back in familiar surroundings.

Clane Red Cross response to flood evacuation.

Red Cross members, from Left to right: Nuala Hayes, David English , Rosemarie Hayden, Joe Millar Jr., Ann McDermott, Shane Claffey, Mick Cummins.


January 2010: Red Cross helping the community during the cold snap.

The Clane Unit was one of 6 IRC ambulance crews on call with the HSE on Tuesday night (5th January 2010).

Letter of thanks from Chief Ambulance Officer of the Eastern Division of the HSE National Ambulance Service

 

Lisa Vaughan, Rosemarie Hayden and Michael O Riordan on standby 11th January 2010

Members Lisa Vaughan, Rosemarie Hayden and Michael O' Riordan on standby 11th January 2010

 

Michael O'Riordan  January 2010

Michael O' Riordan on standby 11th January 2010


March 2010: EFR (Emergency First Responder) Training

Stephen Hayden, Michael O’Riordan and Carmel Walsh from Co. Kildare were among the first students to be taught by newly-qualified Irish Red Cross Instructors. The Instructors are the first to attain the new state-accredited Level 3 training from the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC).

2010 sees the Irish Red Cross celebrate its 70th anniversary of service in communities across Ireland by its highly-skilled First Aid and Community Service volunteers. The Red Cross has decided to further increase skill levels by providing higher-level First Aid training to its members and comes in the wake of a European report showing that Ireland has amongst one of the lowest-levels of First Aid knowledge in Europe, with just an estimated five per cent of people knowing First Aid in Ireland as against 80 per cent in Germany and Austria.

For information on First Aid courses in your area contact 1890 502 502 or log onto www.RedCrossTraining.ie

First day at school for First Aid Teachers.
Back row: Stephen Hayden (Co. Kildare), Brian Gregory (Dublin), Peter Hilliard (Dublin), Aodhán Gregory (Dublin) and Michael O’Riordan (Co. Kildare). Middle row: Keith Hennelly (Co. Mayo), Melissa Dolan (Co. Mayo), Katie Finn (Co. Mayo), Carmel Walsh (Co. Kildare), Megan Lynch (Co. Wicklow) and Ann Fitzpatrick (Co. Wicklow).

Front row: Peter Ryan, Course Tutor (Dublin) and Darryl Coen, EFR Programme Manager (Co. Meath).

Photo: Peter Ryan, Irish Red Cross.

First day at school for First Aid Teachers.
Back row: Stephen Hayden (Co. Kildare), Brian Gregory (Dublin), Peter Hilliard (Dublin), Aodhán Gregory (Dublin) and Darryl Coen, EFR Programme Manager (Co. Meath).

Middle row: Peter Ryan, Course Tutor (Dublin), Bernie Stevenson, National Training Support Manager, Melissa Dolan (Co. Mayo), Katie Finn (Co. Mayo), Carmel Walsh (Co. Kildare), Megan Lynch (Co. Wicklow) ) and Michael O’Riordan (Co. Kildare).

Front row: Keith Hennelly (Co. Mayo) and Ann Fitzpatrick (Co. Wicklow).

Photo: Peter Ryan, Irish Red Cross.


EMT Training (Emergency Medical Technician Training)

The 70 Emergency Medical Technician trainees from all over Ireland who took part in the first Irish Red Cross EMT course on World First Aid Day

The 70 Emergency Medical Technician trainees from all over Ireland who took part in the first Irish Red Cross EMT course on World First Aid Day.

Photo: Michael McDonnell.


2010: Inaugural seminar for EMT Training.

Rosemarie Hayden, Red Cross Seminar Kildare.

Rosemarie Hayden of Donadea, Naas was among the 70 Irish Red Cross members from all over Ireland who took part in the inaugural seminar for Emergency Medical Technician trainees on World First Aid Day.

This year sees the Irish Red Cross celebrate its 70th anniversary of service in communities across Ireland such as West Meath, by its highly-skilled First Aid and Community Service volunteers. The Red Cross has decided to further increase skill levels by providing higher-level First Aid training to its members by providing them with training to Emergency Medical Technician level. The new higher-level training is being introduced at a time when a new report, published on World First Aid Day on 12 September, shows that Ireland has amongst one of the lowest-levels of First Aid knowledge in Europe, with just an estimated five per cent of people knowing First Aid in Ireland as against 80 per cent in Germany and Austria.

The Irish Red Cross provides fully recognised First Aid training for companies, clubs and individuals. Call 1850 502 502 now or click onto www.RedCrossTraining.ie

Photo: Michael McDonnell.

 


2008: Commemorative Medals - First Aid Convention in Europe

Accepting their commemorative medals for their contribution to the 2007 First Aid Convention in Europe (FACE), held in the University of Limerick

Pictured accepting their commemorative medals for their contribution to the 2007 First Aid Convention in Europe (FACE), held in the University of Limerick, are:

Back Row: Ann McDermott, Colm Lawlor and Rosemarie Hayden.

Front Row: Maureen Hagin-Meade, Rachel McIllkenny, Pat Merrick, Regional Director of Units for the Western Region, and Tony Lawlor, National Vice Chairman of the Irish Red Cross.

Photo: Emma Jervis, Press 22.

 

2008: New Clane Branch Ambulance launch.

The ambulance was formally launched on the 19th of December 2008 at Clane G.A.A. club in a torrent of photos, sandwiches, red uniforms and sponsors! Plaques were presented to our significant sponsors on the night, and those present took the opportunity to take a tour of the latest and proudest addition to the ranks of Clane Red Cross.

Minister of State at the Dept Finance Dr. Martin Mansergh T.D. presenting Rosemarie Hayden (Irish Red Cross) with the keys of a new ambulance.

Clane, Co. Kildare. Minister of State at the Department of Finance Dr. Martin Mansergh T.D. presenting Rosemarie Hayden of the Irish Red Cross with the keys of a new ambulance. From left to right: Anne Holton, Stephen Hayden, Minister Martin Mansergh, Rosemarie Hayden and Irish Red Cross Vice Chairman, Tony Lawlor.

Photo: Dennis Barry Photography.


 
Clane Red Cross personnel and our Central Council representative, Paddy O' Brien of Newbridge Branch.
Clane Red Cross personnel and our Central Council representative, Paddy O' Brien of Newbridge Branch.

2008: Scouting Ireland 100 year celebrations

Branch members took part in Scouting Ireland's 100 year celebrations - Jamboree 2008 at Punchestown on August 5th, which was attended by over 12,000 scouts from all over the world. Members gave presentations on how to treat burns, accompanied by members appropriately 'decorated' with the relevant injuries for demonstration purposes.

2008 Jamboree

From Left to Right: Mary Halligan, Mary Hayden, Chereen Hayden, Niamh Byrne, Nuala Hayes.

2008 Jamboree - 2

From Left to Right: Nuala Hayes, Aodhan Gregory, Gerry O'Sullivan, Maureen Hagin-Meade, Cyril O'Hare, Mary Hayden, Heidi Somers, Trish McDonnell

Other Red Cross personnel attended from Counties Kildare, Dublin, Wicklow and Carlow. Emergency services showcased their skills in a 'major incident simulation' where casualties were rescued from a burning car. The coordinated efforts of the Gardai, HSE, Fire Brigade, Civil Defence and Army made for an impressive display.


2009: World Red Cross Day

To Celebrate World Red Cross Day on May 8th, Clane Red Cross filmed a piece with Kairos for the Witness programme on RTÉ. The English version, narrated by our Chairperson Dónal Cunningham, has already aired; a link to this video will be here shortly. The Irish version was narrated by our resident gaelgoir Valerie Ní Chochláin and will air in the coming months.


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