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East Cork Rapid Response
is a VOLUNTARY response group,
where our Doctor provides the most advanced care possible to critically unwell people pre-hospital.

What do we respond to?

Our highly trained Volunteer Doctor is called upon for his expertise by our Emergency Service colleagues for life threatening illnesses and injuries.


2022 statistics

108 call outs, 
98 in Cork
9 in Waterford
1 in Tipperary
available 365 days a year
5 Call Outs Christmas week.


2021 statistics

82 call outs
78 in Cork
4 in Waterford
available 365 days a year
called out 4 of the 9 bank holidays in the year


2020 Statistics

117 Call outs
111 in Cork
6 in Waterford
4 Call Outs Christmas Week


Illness and Injuries

Road Traffic Collisions, Cardiac Arrests, Falls from a height and Self Harm are the most common  reasons to require our services. Use caution on the roads, mind your heart and head health, and always have someone at the foot of a ladder.


Our Humble Beginnings

Voluntary, Critical Care, On Scene


Where it all Began

In 1971 Dr Jim Doran returned from the UK to become the "Dispensary Doctor" in Carrigtwohill. While working in this capacity Dr Jim Doran also voluntarily provided an Emergency Response to Industry and Harbour accidents, and Sporting Events (eg Point to Point Racing).


What is the cost of a life?

East Cork Rapid Response is "The difference between Life and Death" - Road Safety Authority

Our Service is entirely funded by public donations. We rely on your help to make a difference to the lives of East Cork.

And there are many ways to help......

One-Time Donation

Want to make a positive impact in the East Cork community? It really is as simple as making a donation. No amount of time or money is too small or too large! We appreciate all the help you can provide and guarantee that it will be put to excellent use.


Upcoming Events

  • 999 Challenge
    999 Challenge
    Sat, 03 Jun
    Pick your favourite dipping spot!
    03 Jun 2023, 06:00 – 05 Jun 2023, 21:30
    Pick your favourite dipping spot!
    03 Jun 2023, 06:00 – 05 Jun 2023, 21:30
    Pick your favourite dipping spot!
    Can you do 9 minutes in cold water to represent the 9 calls ECRR responds to each month? Over the June bank holiday pick a beach, river, stream, water trough or have a cold shower and aim for 9 minutes! Our aim is to raise €9,999.99

What’s New

Recent Updates & Activities


East Cork Rapid Response Win "Emergency Services" category at Road Safety Authorities Leading Lights Awards. 

Dec 2022

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