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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.

After 245 missions, air ambulance service gets three-month extension

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Minister for Health, James Reilly has agreed to allow the Emergency Aeromedical Support (EAS) air ambulance based in Custume Barracks to continue for three months while the 12 month pilot scheme is reviewed.

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.

Air ambulance service completes over 100 missions

The Custume Barracks-based air ambulance has completed 100 missions since the service began in June. That is according to local TD Denis Naughten who said that the frequency of call-outs clearly highlights the importance of this service to communities throughout the Midlands and west; it again highlights the need for the establishment of a national helicopter emergency service which could transport patients directly from the scene of an accident to a major trauma centre.

Air ambulance out of action after emergency landing on 12th mission

An investigation is continuing into an incident on Tuesday in which the new Air Corps air ambulance was forced to perform an emergency landing near Borrisoleigh, Co Tipperary.

Air ambulance service flies first patient to UHG

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A woman injured in a farm accident in Co Roscommon was the first person to be treated by the emergency air ambulance service which began operations on Monday.

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Since the Road Safety Strategy 2007 to 2012 was introduced in 2007, road deaths have dropped by 50 per cent. When compared to the year before the introduction of the first ever road safety strategy in 1998, deaths have fallen by 59 per cent.

Belt up all the family, including your pets

Travelling with your pets in the car is a major safety concern. There are serious dangers with unrestrained pets that travel in the car. An unrestrained dog or cat in the car during travel can be a hazardous distraction to a driver. Even if your pet is well behaved in the car, you still have to consider your pet's safety should another driver cause you to slam on your brakes or get into a collision.

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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