Carrick-on-Shannon community launch rapid response service this afternoon

A community first responders group in Eslin in Carrick-on-Shannon will be going live for the first time this afternoon (Saturday).

The group, which began training earlier this year, will now be available to respond to 999 calls within 5km of the Eslin area.

There will be a launch at the Community Centre today at 3pm where the group will introduce themselves and provide information for anyone interested in getting involved.

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Group chairperson, Katrina Sheerin, says they are eager for more volunteers as currently they can only cover evenings and weekends: