Thurles Public First Aid Course Dates

Thurles Order of Malta Ambulance Corps has announced dates for public training courses at their training centre at Bohernavroon, Thurles for 2017. Basic First Aid and Emergency Skills, a five-night course, will begin on Tuesdays from the 25th April at 7pm with another scheduled from the 19thSeptember, with the option to add-on Paediatric / Child First Skills for a following two nights to the 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 of Ireland, the national regulator for ambulance operation and training services. We 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 with the Order.

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 Occupational First Aid has now been replaced by a new national standard First Aid Responder (FAR) Course accredited by PHECC.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 9am, 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 Wednesdays the 26th April, 24th May, or 30th August at 7pm or Saturday 10th June at 9pm.

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 our centre or your workplace, tailored to accommodate your needs where we can.

For bookings or enquiries please contact Public Training Officer Corporal John McCarthy on 086 3144 126 or 087 2390 111 or email

We would like to sincerely thank all of those who generously supported our bag-packing fundraiser in Dunnes Stores over Holy Weekend, and those who helped out including Thurles Care and parents of our Cadets.

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