Ballymahon Defibrillator Group is a very active community based group that provides free training courses in Adult/Child/Infant CPR and the use of a defibrillator to the people of Ballymahon, Forgney and Tang.
At the moment the group have ten defibrillators operating on the PADs system (Public Access Defibrillators) in the Ballymahon, Tang and Forgney area.
Spokesperson Darren Mulledy explained to the Leader, “When somebody rings 999 because a person feels unwell, the emergency call taker will tell the person to get to their nearest defibrillator which in the case of Ballymahon we have one in Nally's Topaz Spar shop, Hanlon's Applegreen and now at Finn's Maxol Centra shop who supplied us with a new outdoor heated cabinet for the defibrillator, which is now available 24/7 to members of the public.”
Ballymahon GAA club recently contacted the group looking for help and guidance about having a defibrillator on their club grounds and Mr Mulledy said they were only to delighted to help and assist them.
He pointed out that Ballymahon Defibrillator Group are lucky to have a great working relationship with the Tony Parker Memorial Foundation who provide defibrillators to groups and communities. To date they have given out one hundred defibrillators to groups and communities.
Mr Mulledy added, “Ballymahon and Forgney have benefitted from the support of the Tony Parker Memorial Fund supplying them with a defibrillator.”
Both Ballymahon and Forgney GAA clubs have expressed thanks to the Tony Parker Memorial Fund and the Ballymahon Defibrillator Group for their help in providing this life saving equipment on their grounds.
Remember CPR and the use of a defibrillator training courses are available free of charge. Please contact Darren Mulledy on 086 170 4394 for more information.