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 Cardiac First Response 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 Cardiac First Response 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