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Welcome to West Cork Rapid Response

West Cork Rapid Response is a voluntary group located in West Cork, Ireland. We work in partnership with the existing HSE Medical Emergency services with a Rapid Response Vehicle servicing all of West Cork.

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“Jeep for Jason” Campaign

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Medevac 112 in Skibbereen 3

Ireland’s Air Ambulance – Medevac 112

Skibbereen Crews and West Cork Rapid Response training with Medevac 112. Whilst based in Athlone, Medevac 112 can be in West Cork in 50min. This may seem too long, but remember in many cases of entrapment it can take this

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Courtmac Estuary 2

Car Crash into Coutmacsherry Estuary

13-01-22 11-00 96FM News extract for WCRR (courtmac)  

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Dr. Hugh Doran

Anaesthesia Trauma and Critical Care Course

A group of Cork doctors and an Advanced Paramedic spent most of last week learning and refining new trauma skills at Cheshire Fire and Rescue Headquarters. The Anaesthesia Trauma and Critical Care Course (ATACC) prepares healthcare professionals to manage severely

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Photo taken at An Gael Scoil, Clonakilty. The Ballinascarthy Community Association are spearheading a fundraising drive to help West Cork Rapid Response to purchase a new jeep for this lifesaving, pre hospital, medical charity.
The parents/pupils/teachers of An Gael Scoil Clonakilty held successful fundraising events which included a "no uniform day", and a "monster cake sale and coffee morning" proceeds were split between local 3 charities. Photo here shows Dr. Jason van der Velde, of West Cork Rapid Response, his son Nicholas, Betty Hennessy of Ballinascarthy Community Association, Ms. Carmel Harte, principal An Gael Scoil, Clonakilty Town Mayor Mrs. Collette Twomey, Kate Crowley and Ned Flynn also of Ballinascarthy Community Association, and Dena O'Donovan director at West Cork, Rapid Response, receiving their share of the funds.

Sep 19th 5:24pm • No Comments

Training day in Ashbourne Fire Station on Sep 27th next for the Irish teams going to the World Rescue Challenge.

Rescue Organisation Ireland

Rescue Organisation Ireland - Casualty centred training rescue techniques to operational emergency responding personnel across Ireland.

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Now here's a chance to get your car washed and donate to a worthy cause at the same time...

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See you all at the Coffee Day !!!!

Sep 18th 10:46pm • No Comments

Great Coffee Morning at the Gael Scoil this morning !!!!

Sep 18th 3:54pm • 2 Comments

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