Emo locals trained up in First Aid skills

Locals in Emo took part in a rural community safety and emergency response training course in the Old School House, Emo, recently. See notes for more details.

Locals in Emo took part in a rural community safety and emergency response training course in the Old School House, Emo, recently. See notes for more details.

The ten hour course was held every Thursday evening over 5 weeks. Laois Partnership sponsored the initiative and the course was instructed by Greg Duggan. Cllr Tom Mulhall, who took part in the course said it was ‘extremely useful and interesting’ and he urges more people to do courses like that in the future. ‘It is really important to know what to do in a situation where someone becomes sick or if there is an accident. What you learn on a course like this may end up saving someone’s life,’ Cllr Mulhall said.

‘On behalf of the participants I would like to thank Laois Partnership, our instructor Greg Duggan, Tony Byrne the Caretaker of the Old School House and Stephanie Lewis the photographer.’ The people who received their first aid certs were: Ger Delaney, Louise Allen, Avril Allen, Marion Mathews, Mary Miller, John Lowry, Peter Corcoran, George Sherlock, James Sherlock, Paul Yo