In A Medical Emergency Call 112 Then Call FAST On 968 970 626
CST/FAST is a fully registered and insured charity whose sole purpose is to serve the emergency medical needs of everyone who lives at or who visits Camposol. FAST has been recognised by the British Consulate and the British Embassy in Madrid for the work we carry out.
All Responders and Instructors are volunteers who give their time for the people of Camposol.
If you have to call for an ambulance, call 112 and the operator will ask a series of questions so they make your call the correct priority. You can ask for an operator to speak in your language if you do not speak Spanish, then call FAST on 968 970 626
FAST was called out 29 times in April, with 5 separate calls on 2nd April.
You can call any time day or night as we aim to give 24/7 cover. We do at times have to suspend the service due to the lack of Responders’ availability. There is a recorded message that will give you information.
The committee of the Nederlandstalige Club Mazarron, held their annual King’s Day celebrations on 27th April at Mariano’s. The FAST President, Barry Hamilton made a speech and thanked the group for inviting us to their celebration. A demonstration of CPR was carried out by the Lead Trainer, Patrick Steer. Phil and Mhairi Knowles were made very welcome as FAST Nurses.
This year they agreed to donate the money raised to FAST and the sum of €1,800 was presented to members of FAST.
FAST has a bookcase full of books in The Diner on Camposol B. We only ask for a donation and you can take your pick. Feel free to return books there as well. We have the bookstall on the second and last Friday of the month outside TJ Electricals, Camposol B from 10am-12.30pm.
Responders are all trained to Murcian Health Authority standards and verified by EMS in the UK. The costs involved in registering responders with the Murcian Health Authority and the regulating body in the UK came to more than €3000 this month. Thankfully this is only every 2 years.
Why not join our team of Responders and Supporters? The shifts that are covered can be 6/12/24 hours to suit the individual. There is no need to have previous knowledge of First Aid as all training will be provided free of charge. If you would like to join this friendly group and give something back to your community contact FAST on firstname.lastname@example.org or come along to our training sessions every Tuesday morning at the Social Centre, Camposol B.
Alley Palais’ 3rd Annual Darts Trophy Tournament in aid of FAST will be held on Saturday June 1st. Entries and information at Alley Palais. This is a very popular event.
The FAST Autumn Ball, will be held at the Amapola Restaurant, Bolneuvo on 14th September. Tickets €30 with €5 extra for coach transport. Rooms are available also for those wishing to stay the night. More on our Web page.
Don’t forget the famous FAST Nurses and Doctors; they are out shaking their buckets on Mondays. Give them a wave and your spare cash. They are always extremely grateful.
We would like to thank all the businesses on Camposol for their support. Collection tins are in most premises. All donations and fundraising enable the whole team to provide this unique service.