Thurles Clean Up At First Aid Nationals

Ten members of Order of Malta Ambulance Corps Thurles took part in their National First Aid Competitions in Athlone recently.
Our light rescue team comprised of Jaela Burke, Mark Cummins, Ger Fogarty, Carmel O’Halloran, Catherine O’Loughlin, and team leader Ciara Lanigan won first place after they transported a patient down Athlone Town Centre on a vacuum mattress.
Darren Hehir came first in the Emergency Medical Technician category with his colleague James Kershaw from Drogheda.
Thurles Clean Up At First Aid Nationals

“Members of Order of Malta Thurles at their National First Aid Competitions. Back: Michael Quinn, Eoin Fitzpatrick, Mark Cummins, Jaela Burke, Catherine O’Loughlin, Ciara Lanigan, Gerard Fogarty. Front: Carmel O’Halloran, National Director John Wright, Darren Hehir, Niamh Fitzpatrick.”

17 year-old Michael Quinn won first place in the First Aid Responder Individual category after a very impressive performance.

Proud Officer In Charge Catherine O’Loughlin complimented the competitors adding that “Thurles took part in five of the seven tests and came home with three trophies. The only unit to come home with more than one. This builds upon the great success that the Thurles Cadet Corps had at their competitions in July. It has been a great year for us in terms of competitions and training. We continuously strive to promote the best training and patient care standards in our members.
“We are very grateful to the instructors and all those who assisted in training over the previous couple of months. Well done to Eoin and Niamh Fitzpatrick who took part in the Emergency First Responder, and Assistance with Activities of Daily Living tests respectively. We look forward to building upon this success in Limerick next year.”
Our Cadet Corps would like to express their sincere gratitude to the Tipperary Education and Training Board, the National Lottery, and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs for their recent grant of funding and ongoing support.

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