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# first-responders - This year 2022

Four public defibrillators damaged or stolen in recent weeks, prompting calls for harsh penalties
# First Responders
# First Responders

Four public defibrillators damaged or stolen in recent weeks, prompting calls for harsh penalties

Jan 2nd 2022, 5:50 PM 44,093 Views 51 Comments

Damage to, or theft of a public defibrillator could be “a death sentence” for someone, according to first responders.

# first-responders - All time

'Thumper': The life-saving device that allows the Coast Guard to start CPR while a patient is being winched to safety
# First Aid
# First Aid

'Thumper': The life-saving device that allows the Coast Guard to start CPR while a patient is being winched to safety

Jan 4th 2020, 8:30 PM 13,452 Views 12 Comments

The Thumper is attached to a stretcher, meaning chest compressions can begin as soon as the patient is strapped in.

Emotional Jon Stewart attacks 'shameful' lawmakers for not turning up for 9/11 hearing
# First Responders
# First Responders

Emotional Jon Stewart attacks 'shameful' lawmakers for not turning up for 9/11 hearing

Jun 12th 2019, 9:07 AM 35,147 Views 51 Comments

Representatives have argued that the bill is likely to pass anyway.

Ambulance services facing 'significant' delays of more than an hour in Dublin
# First Responders
# First Responders

Ambulance services facing 'significant' delays of more than an hour in Dublin

Apr 12th 2019, 6:00 AM 13,547 Views 26 Comments

Dublin Fire Brigade serves emergency call outs for Dublin city, as well as the greater Dublin area.

'Shocked and humbled': Community raises enough cash to replace defibrillator destroyed by vandals
# Community Spirit
# Community Spirit

'Shocked and humbled': Community raises enough cash to replace defibrillator destroyed by vandals

Dec 31st 2016, 9:23 AM 30,842 Views 64 Comments

The life-saving piece of equipment was wrecked by three youths earlier this week.

Calls for large fines and jail sentences for those that damage defibrillators
# Tough Penalties
# Tough Penalties

Calls for large fines and jail sentences for those that damage defibrillators

Dec 30th 2016, 9:50 PM 16,162 Views 41 Comments

Gardaí are investigating an incident in Arklow town in which three men were caught on camera destroying a defibrillator.

"Simply appalling": Criticism of 20% car insurance hike for first responders
# Emergency Response
# Emergency Response

"Simply appalling": Criticism of 20% car insurance hike for first responders

Sep 29th 2016, 4:21 PM 17,630 Views 38 Comments

Aviva: “The question is: who is responsible in the event of a first responder volunteer having an accident with a tragic outcome?”

Column: One year on, we remember the lives lost and forever altered by the Boston bombings
# Boston Strong
# Boston Strong

Column: One year on, we remember the lives lost and forever altered by the Boston bombings

Apr 15th 2014, 8:00 AM 55 Views 27 Comments

It is unfortunate that, sometimes, it takes a tragedy of this magnitude to vitiate differences and to remind us of our common humanity, writes Larry Donnelly.

'A guy collapsed in the gym beside me and I didn't know what to do'
# First Responders
# First Responders

'A guy collapsed in the gym beside me and I didn't know what to do'

Feb 23rd 2014, 6:30 PM 24,250 Views 71 Comments

About 14 people collapse and die suddenly in Ireland every day. Groups of trained volunteers across the country are trying to reduce this figure.

9/11 memorials: Who won’t be there and what they can’t say
# 9/11
# 9/11

9/11 memorials: Who won’t be there and what they can’t say

Sep 4th 2011, 10:00 AM 1,869 Views 8 Comments

Remembering the dead ten years on – Ground Zero’s restricted guest list, and the talking points they’ve been requested to stick to.