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Local paramedic to go on Winning Streak

A local paramedic is hoping to do a great service for his mother Maureen by appearing on her behalf on the National Lottery Winning Streak game show on RTE One this Saturday (March 3).

Paramedics take part in Galway mass shooting training exercise

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A broad range of frontline emergency services and voluntary groups took part in a training exercise recently based on the scenario of a mass shooting in a residential area.

Fifty new paramedic posts announced for the west region

Fifty new paramedics posts are to be provided in the west of Ireland, staffing ambulance stations at Tuam and Mulranny, and be included in regular rostering.

Response times to emergency calls to be improved in Mayo

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The HSE’s National Ambulance Service (NAS) has introduced three new intermediate care ambulances in Castlebar as part of its commitment to develop and improve response times to life threatening emergency calls in Mayo. The introduction of the intermediate care ambulance service is a central part of the improvement of response times for the ambulance service in the county.

People under 70 invited to train as ‘first responders’

A Co Galway paramedic is spearheading a drive to train people as community “first responders” in a bid to save lives in his local area.

Galway ambulance acts as billboard for FAST stroke campaign

As part of the Act FAST campaign - which aims to raise public alertness of stroke symptoms - an emergency ambulance in Galway will be doubling up as a mobile billboard. In addition to the regular functions of the vehicle, selected ambulances in Galway, Donegal, Roscommon, and Limerick will be used to display and promote the Irish Heart Foundation’s Act FAST campaign on a billboard attached to it.

Fundraising website set up by Castlebar paramedic

An ambulance paramedic in Castlebar, Gordon Nimmo and his wife Mags, an oncology nurse at Mayo General Hospital, have launched a fundraising campaign to raise funds for children’s hospitals in Mayo and Dublin. This came about as their third child and first son, Kyle became seriously unwell just after birth and had to undergo treatments.

Castlebar woman survives massive explosion in Florida

A Castlebar woman in Florida, USA, was reported this week to have survived a massive explosion after a pressurised oxygen machine was kicked by a horse.

In case of emergency ICE your phone

A campaign to encourage people to store their next of kin’s contact details in their mobile phone has been launched by the Western Region Drugs Task Force in association with An Garda Síochána, the fire service, and the ambulance services.

HSE emergency service staff deal with simulated mass casualty situation in Ballinasloe

Almost 50 local emergency service staff took part in a major emergency exercise organised by the national ambulance service in Ballinasloe recently.

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