Our Cardiac First Response (CFR) is recognised by the Pre-hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC).

It teaches the basics of First Aid / life support skills for victims of stroke; cardiac arrest; heart attack; choking as well as the relevant legal issues and the administration of aspirin.

This course is a pre-requisite for Emergency First Response (EFR) courses, It is also a great stand alone course for those working in or near premises considering installing an automated external defibrillator (AED) on-site as well as those who already have one.

We provide Cardiac First Response Training publicly in Sligo and can run the course on-site in Sligo, Leitrim, Donegal, Mayo or Roscommon.

This PHECC approved course equips the Learner with the necessary knowledge and skill to be able to recognise and treat the 4 major life threatening conditions as listed below:

  1. Heart attack
  2. Cardiac arrest
  3. FBAO/Choking
  4. Stroke

Each learner will undergo intensive training on the recognition of a heart attack and the administration of Aspirin, how to perform CPR and use an AED. There will also be a strong emphasis on the relief of choking in both a conscious and an unconscious casualty. Stroke recognition and the FAST principle are also discussed in detail.

Upon completion of the course each student will undergo a written examination and will be issued a PHECC/IHF CFR course completion card that is valid for 2 years.

Course Modules

  • Patient Assessment

  • Adult, Child & Infant CPR

  • Use of Face Mask Barrier Devices

  • Automated External Defibrillator - AED

  • Recovery (safe airway) Position

  • Adult, Child & Infant Choking - Conscious and Unconscious

  • Airway Obstruction Adult, Child and Infant

  • Aspirin Administration for Heart Attack

  • Stroke

  • Skills Group Practice

Further Information

  • Method of Delivery:
    • Powerpoint Presentation
    • Practical Demonstration & Assessment
  • Number of Participants:
    • 6 (Maximum)
  • Course Duration

    6 hours

Booking for Individuals

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Group Bookings

If you are a company or an individual who can co-ordinate a group of 10 or more people, you can avail of a group discount.


If you are unable to attend in order to secure a refund you must notify us at least 72 hours in advance. Otherwise course fees will not be refunded but we may at our discretion be able to offer you a place on an alternative date.

Course Locations

  • Landmark Hotel

    Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim

  • Clevery Mill

    Castlebaldwin, Co. Sligo

  • The Percy French Hotel

    Co. Roscommon

  • Abbey Court Hotel

    Nenagh, Co. Tipperary

  • Springfield Hotel

    Leixlip, Co. Kildare

  • The Commons Inn

    Co. Cork

  • Clare Galway Hotel

    Co. Galway

  • Ferrycarrig Hotel

    Co. Wexford