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Frank Deegan has worked as an engineer with Actavo for almost nine years. But his commitment to helping others goes far beyond his day job. As well as working on the In-Home team as a senior engineer, Frank volunteers as a Cardiac First Responder and has been instrumental in bringing life-saving resources to his local community. 

Under Actavo’s Community Giving Fund, Frank was given a Defibrillator to have in his vehicle so he can respond to emergencies in his community and beyond.

I’ve been involved in outdoor activities for years. I'm part of a group of cardiac first responders based in Piltown in County Waterford. Recently I saw a communication from Actavo about a Community Giving Fund, looking to sponsor local initiatives. I asked for another defibrillator as normally cardiac first responders have them in their car, but they are expensive and I didn’t have one.

Now, with the defibrillator in the car at all times, I’m in a position to go to the scene of someone in difficulty. It is geolocated, so if I see a text coming through, it has a certain tone to alert me and if I'm within a mile or two of the incident, I can drop everything and go straight to that location, no matter where it is in the country. That’s the beauty of me carrying the defibrillator with me in the van. 

Frank Deegan

Engineer, Acavo In-Home

Keith Tobin, CEO, was delighted to present the new defibrillator to Frank in our offices, along with Divisional Director, Michael Payne.

On behalf of the Community Giving Committee and everyone at Actavo, I’d like to thank Frank for all his community work, which embodies our values as an organisation. We hope this small gesture on our part will help save a life in the local community.

Keith Tobin

Group CEO, Actavo