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 or visits Camposol. FAST has been recognised by the British Consulate and the British Embassy 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.
FAST was called out 26 times in March; twice as many as in February!
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, but there is a recorded message that will give you information
FAST has a bookcase full of books in The Diner on Camposol B Commercial Centre. For a donation, you can take your pick and please feel free to return books there. We also have the Bookstall on the second and last Friday of the month. We are also outside TJ Electricals on Camposol B Commercial Centre from 10am-12.30pm. Come along and get some really good books.
We are pleased to report that we have 5 new responders who qualified in April. We are always ready to welcome new or returning members to the team, whether it is as a First Responder or a Supporter. Responders are all trained to Murcian Health Authority standards and verified by EMS in the UK. 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.
Having basic first aid knowledge is an advantage in everyday life. Knowing what to do when presented with a catastrophic bleed, or someone with pains in their chest, or a choking child or adult, could save their life.
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.
Plans are in motion to hold an Autumn Ball, maybe at the Amapola Restaurant in Bolneuvo. More information here next month or on our Web page.
We sometimes have difficulty with the languages we encounter; not only Spanish, but we are here to help all nationalities who live and visit Camposol. We have purchased an electronic translator which will enable Responders to get important information to the casualty and the paramedics.
Don’t forget the famous FAST Nurses and Doctors who are out shaking their buckets on Mondays. Please 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 continued support. There are collection tins in most premises. All donations and fund raising enable the whole team to provide this unique service.
What have you done today to make you feel proud?