Compliments to Balla CRD who recently took the first step and coordinated an important community initiative.
The public access Automated External Defibrillator (AED) machines needed updating and with monies from community fundraising, donations from Mayo County Council, Balla Community Council, Balla GAA Club and Balla CRD the cost of over €2000 for updating the machines was raised.
It goes to show that great achievements can happen when a community works together.
The public access AEDs are strategically placed at the community centre and the community rooms.
The AED machines are a piece of lifesaving equipment essential in the chain of survival from once a cardiac emergency occurs.
To further enhance the chain of survival we are asking for community members to come forward and train in CPR.
Learning CPR will give you the confidence to react appropriately in the case of a cardiac arrest – we never know where we may need this skill.
If you have an interest in learning CPR contact Donna Hyland 087 640 0005.