Rathfarnham Branch of the Irish Red Cross based in South County Dublin, Ireland.
The Rathfarnham Branch of the Irish Red Cross is a dynamic and active group of members, based in the South County Dublin Area. Our members provide ambulance/first aid and community based services on a voluntary basis throughout the year.
Ambulance/First Aid and Community Services
The types of sporting and community first aid events which we cover include; martial arts competitions, kayaking, family fun days, concerts, parades, and motorsport events.
We provide a number of different community based services such as therapeutic hand care, ‘old folks’ events, and are involved in community based health and first aid programmes.
We offer training courses at a number of different skill levels, ranging from Practical First Aid to EMT - Emergency Medical Technician. You do not need any previous first aid training or experience to undertake a course with us.
Practical First Aid Certificate Course
A 12 hour course, which is suitable for members of the public with an interest in learning first aid. The course includes Accident Management, Bleeding, Fractures, Burns, Head injuries and Basic life support. The course can be arranged over 6 X 2 hour or 4 X 3 hour sessions.
Cardiac First Responder (CFR)
An 8 hour course which covers choking and CPR for adults, children and infants and the use of the Automatic External Defibrillator (AED). This course is suitable for interested members of the public, for parents, healthcare workers and childcare workers. The course may be offered over 4 x 2-hour sessions or else as one session.
A Uniformed Unit exists to give ongoing First Aid training for members and to provide cover at events ranging from concerts to sports events to community festivals. Unit members are part of Major Emergency Plans and compete in area and national First Aid competitions. This includes the Presidents Perpetual Trophy and winners represent the Society at European First Aid Competitions.