Cardiac First Response (Community)

Cardiac First Response – Community (CFR-C) gives learners the knowledge to provide CPR to people in cardiac arrest and how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) safely.


Duration: 4 Hours.


Location: Onsite training or based in Naas depending on availability.


Price: €70 per person. Group of 6 – Please contact us using our booking enquiry form


DSP: We welcome the Department of Social Protection clients. Please contact your case officer for TSG funding. Link to Website


Qualification: Upon successful completion of practical assessments and written multiple choice questions, you will be provisionally awarded a Certified FAR National Responder Card. Results are subject to verification. Your card will be posted to you in due course.


Course Materials: A training manual and an individual face shield will be provided.


Learner Requirements: Please ensure to wear comfortable clothing and footwear.


By the end of this course participants will:

  • Understand the relevant legislation and know about the Good Samaritan Law
  • Activate the Emergency Medical Services and communicate effectively
  • Ensure your safety and scene safety before administering CPR/AED
  • Have the correct defined skills in relation to the administration of good quality CPR and use of an AED

Course Content

The purpose of a CFR is to assist in preserving life or minimising the consequences of injury until the arrival of medical aid and emergency services.

Part 1: The Basics of Emergency Care

Learn how to recognise the signs of a life-threatening emergency.

Initiate basic life support (CPR) to a person who collapses and is not breathing.

Administer back-slaps if a person indicates that they are choking.

Use the correct J-thrust technique.

Learn the indications and correct administration of Aspirin.

Part 2: Accessing and Use of an Automated External Defibrillator.

You will be taught to use an AED without delay.

Know to check an AED and have it ready for immediate use.

Part 3: Safety and Communication

Understand how to communicate effectively to give a patient privacy and dignity when being treated.

Know how to be scene safe and protect members of the public/ family members or work colleagues from a shock from AED while in use.

Know what PPE means and how it can be used while attending to a patient requiring CPR/AED treatment (Gloves, Pocket mask or face shield)

Learn How to activate the Emergency Medical Services and communicate effectively with other healthcare professionals in the care of the patient. (RED Card)


Any learner that may experience difficulty, or who is unable to partake in certain elements of CFR training is encouraged to speak with your instructor in confidence before training commences.