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Dates Announced For Thurles Public First Aid Courses


Thurles Order of Malta Ambulance Corps – Mr Gerard Fogarty, Parnell Street, Thurles reports.

Thurles Order of Malta Ambulance Corps have announced dates for public training courses at their training centre situated at Bohernavroon, Thurles, for 2017.

Basic First Aid and Emergency Skills; a five-night course, will begin on Tuesday’s from the 25th April at 7.00pm, with another five-night course scheduled from the 19th September, and with the option to add-on Paediatric / Child First Skills, for a following two nights, to these courses.

Public courses are available for anyone who has an interest in learning life-saving skills or require refreshing their skills or recertification after two years.

Thurles Order of Malta, a registered charity, is officially licensed and regulated by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) of Ireland, the national regulator for ambulance operation and training services. They are the only PHECC Recognised Institution provider in the Thurles area. All instructors are licensed practitioners, fully-qualified and have the experience that comes with years of front-line first-aid service.

Major changes have come into effect this year for first aid at work. Occupational First Aid has now been replaced by a new national standard First Aid Responder (FAR) course and accredited by PHECC. Approved by the Health and Safety Authority for the workplace, and the Department of Children for childminders, it is available on three Saturdays from the 13th May at 9.00am, and later from the 21st October.

Thurles now has a growing number of private and public-access Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s). The PHECC national standard training course for operating defibrillators, Cardiac First Responder (CFR), a one-night course, will be available on the Wednesdays of the 26th April, 24th May, or 30th August at 7.00pm or Saturday 10th June at 9.00pm.

All courses are officially certified and materials are supplied. In addition to these public dates, we provide private courses by appointment for clubs, groups and employers at the Thurles Order of Malta centre or your workplace, tailored to accommodate your specific needs where at all possible.

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2 comments to Dates Announced For Thurles Public First Aid Courses

  • Hugh Coghlan

    Interested in re-training about 20/ 30 people for AED course. What is the cost per person?

  • Gerard Fogarty

    Hugh, thanks for message, could maybe do it for around 50e. Paying PHECC for the Certs is the biggest cost. Please give my colleague John a call 087 2390 111.

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