DBM Community Responder Scheme

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      We would like to thank all our volunteers for their continued support

Who are we

The DBM community responder scheme was established on 3rd March 2014. We are based in three towns Doneraile, Buttevant and Mallow in North Cork and cover a 7km radius of the post office of each town. 

Our team of volunteers attend emergency calls such aschoking, stroke, chest pain and cardiac arrest within their community. We are dispatched to attend these calls by national ambulance service and treat the patient in accordance with PHECC CPG's until an ambulance arrives.
For the 12 months we were in operation in 2014 we attended 169 calls in the 3 areas. 
The DBM responder scheme is not intended to replace the statory bodies but compliment it. We are a voluntary addition. It is impossible to have an ambulance close to every small town but if a responder scheme is set up in these areas it may provide life saving intervention until an ambulance can get to the patient. 
DBM response time is less than 9 minutes. This early attendance could literally mean the difference between life and death for the patient, especially if the patient has suffered a sudden cardiac arrest or foreign body airway obstruction and requires immediate CPR and defibrillation.

 LUCAS 2 Chest Compression System

The LUCAS® Chest Compression System is designed to help improve outcomes of sudden cardiac arrest victims. Performing at least 100 compressions per minute with a depth of 2”, LUCAS can be deployed quickly with minimal interruption to patient care.

This responder scheme covers a radius of 7 km of the post office in each of these towns. Towns and villages within this radius benefit from the scheme also. We aim to have members living in all over this catchment area. If you live within this area and are interested in volunteering please contact us by clicking the link on this page.


Our next training nights are:

Mallow- 9th MARCH 2020-7.30PM

Ballyclough - 10th FEB RUARY  2020 -730 PM

Liscarroll -23RD JANUARY 2020 -8PM

We ask that our responders attend either one of these training nights if possible.

New members welcome   

On average 13 people die in Ireland each day of Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

You can make the difference by learning CPR.