The people of Glenties can hope to feel a little safer following the launch of a brand new Community First Responders group in the area.
The Glenties Community First Responders will be a new service that is linked to the National Ambulance Service (NAS).
The group will respond to emergency calls (999/112) that are passed to them from the NAS in respect of cardiac arrest, heart attack, stroke and choking incidents.
The first responders will be able to provide hands-on first aid assistance pending the arrival of an ambulance.
Speaking following the launch, a spokesperson said: “A massive thank you to all who attended our going live event this evening and to the Highlands Hotel Glenties for kindly providing us with a ballroom to host the event.
“Also a thank you to Elaine Noone and Brian Ferry, two members of the National Ambulance Service who attended – your advice and support is greatly appreciated.