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OMAC Carlow WRO Trauma Competitions

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Order of Malta Ambulance Corps Carlow Unit representing Ireland at the World Rescue Organisation Trauma Competitions.

In April of this year, the Carlow Unit of the Order of Malta Ambulance Corps (OMAC) competed in a Rescue Organisation Ireland (ROI)* trauma competition held in Nenagh. The Team went on to received 3 accolades in the 'Trauma' category which were:

* Best Team in Complex Scenario – A scenario where two or more casualties needed to be treated.

* Best Voluntary Trauma Team.

* 2nd Place in National Trauma Team – Our placing in the competition also meant that we had beaten a number of international teams who had also attended.


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As 2nd place overall competition winners, the Carlow team is eligible to represent Irish Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and compete at the World Rescue Organisation International Competitions being held in Cape Town, South Africa on October 20th – 27th. EMS teams from United Kingdom, Germany, France, Portugal, Romania, Ghana, USA, Brazil, Paraguay, Australia, New Zealand, Czech Republic, Colombia, Spain will also compete at this event. Our team will proudly represent both the Order of Malta Ambulance Corps and Ireland in the international competition. 

And this is where we need your help…

The team attending the event are:

* Team Captain John Lally, EMT

* Terry Kerschbaum, EMT

* Reserve Ben Millar, EMT
 
The three of us are looking for your assistance to help us attend and represent Carlow and OMAC. When we are competing, we will be displaying our skills as EMTs and volunteer EMS providers and will be competing against full-time EMS providers from other nations. We will be also promoting the high standards of the Irish EMS system and the professional levels of medical care offered by members of OMAC to an international audience. This will give you an idea of what can be expected: Intro for the 2017 WRO competitions  

Through other sponsorship we've managed to secure flights to Cape Town. But now that we're there we need your help to have somewhere to stay. We also need to purchase some uniforms and equipment specifically for the event.

The team and I would be extremely grateful if you would assist in our efforts to attend this international trauma competition. We would like to reiterate that we will be committing to proudly representing our national EMS system and act as ambassadors for OMAC, Carlow and our fellow EMS providers during this competition. All funds are being used to pay for travel and accommodation expenses, entrance fees and is being drawn down by our Team Captain. All accounts are being managed through our auditing system for which  all OMAC units must adhere to.

On behalf of my teammates and I, we would like to thank you for your support :-)


*About ROI

Rescue Organisation Ireland (ROI) is a voluntary organisation and a registered charity (CHY 19166). It was founded by members of the Irish Fire and Emergency Services as a means of improving, updating and standardising the training of Emergency Service personnel who regularly respond and deal with Road Traffic Collisions (RTCs) on Irish roads. Every year, ROI holds a National Challenge event which is focused on RTC Extrication and Trauma scenarios.
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Update 5
Posted by John Lally
3 months ago
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Hello!!! remember us? You might have thought we'd gone very quite. Well, we did but there was lots happening in the background.

Unfortunately the GoFundMe system wouldn't allow us to add off-line donations to our total but I'm glad to say we've managed to reach out target of €3,000 and have close the campaign and stopped accepting more money for this cause.

A big thanks to Kelron Health and Safety ( http://www.kelron.ie/) who got us over the line. Thanks Sharon :-)

Exactly a week from now we'll be flying to Cape Town to represent Irish EMS and we couldn't have done it without your help. It means so much to us to be able to do this. On behalf of Terry, Ben and myself I'd like to same a very big "THANK YOU" to all our supporters and well wishers.

Please keep an eye on the Carlow OMAC page on Facebook as we'll be flooding the page with photos and updates on our trip and our competition :-)

Sgt. John Lally
Team Captain, Carlow OMAC Trauma Team
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Update 4
Posted by John Lally
4 months ago
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WOW, Carlow Credit Union!!! We're so grateful for your support and kind words about the work we do for the community in Carlow.
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Update 3
Posted by John Lally
5 months ago
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WAHOOOO!!! Thanks to your generous help we've managed to raise one-third of our target today :-)

Thanks to everyone for your continued support. Please spread the word and lets see if we can raise some more.
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Update 2
Posted by John Lally
5 months ago
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Here is a recent interview we did for KCLR about the World Rescue Championships and the work we do around the county.

https://soundcloud.com/kclr96fm/the-way-it-is-friday-3rd-august-2018-part-one
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