Heroics of Sligo Civil Defence Volunteer

24 July 2018

On 16th July Sligo Civil Defence Volunteer, Cathal O’Gara was called into action at his workplace when a lorry driver fell ill and collapsed. Cathal initiated CPR, attached the workplace AED to the person in question and administered two shocks prior to the arrival of the HSE Ambulance crew.  Following the second shock the casualty started to respond and by the time the casualty reached Sligo University Hospital he had recovered and is since up and about and well.

Cathal rounded up his fellow workmates who had assisted him and conducted a debrief. Advanced paramedic Derek Nolan who also responded to the call returned to the factory and had a brief discussion with all the team who were involved.