Help Us To Help You
FAST2016 are a group of Volunteers who live on Camposol, an urbanisation north of Mazarrón. We are trained to respond to medical emergencies on the urbanisation until the Paramedics/Doctor arrive.
We can give first aid from applying a plaster or bandage to life saving CPR. Our two vehicles are fully equipped for all eventualities. We have defibrillators, bandages, plasters, blankets etc. Our main function is to calm the patient and family, reassure them and give them advice. All FAST Responders are fully trained and authorised by the Murcian Health Authority.
If taken to hospital, we can advise on what patients will need to have with them, such as current medication to day clothes they will need when discharged.
In the past we have struggled to give 24/7 cover due to the number of Responders available. There are always some on holiday or back in their native country. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Responders and Supporters for their work in the past. We are always looking to recruit more people to join this wonderful service. Full training is given at no cost to the Volunteer and a uniform provided. It is also a very good way to meet new people and make new friends. You will also be helping the good people of Camposol. You can also become a Supporter helping to raise funds.
Due to the low number of qualified Responders, we may have to reduce the cover to the busiest part of the 24 hours, (10am until 10pm every day) with some weekend night cover. We have looked at the trend of calls made and most are made between these times.
We had a very interesting talk in January by the President of Age Concern in this area. We intend inviting the Police Chief in Mazarrón and the Head of Cruz Roja (Red Cross) to give presentations at our training sessions.
If there are people who live on Camposol and have a driving licence and would consider helping us, they can write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call in the Cultural Centre on Camposol B or approach one of our supporters who run our bookstall on the second and last Friday each month outside TJ Electricals on Camposol B.
The FAST2016 May Fayre will be held at Mariano’s on May 27th. All the usual stalls will be there; cakes and savouries, jewellery, crafts, clothes etc. The tombola will be centre stage and of course the FAST Grand Draw. If you would like a stall at the fayre you can reach Ann on email@example.com or approach the Supporters on the Friday bookstall.
The next trip is to the Aguilas Carnival on 4th March. (All tickets have been sold). It is a great spectacle; one of the best in Spain.
FAST2016 can only survive with the support of the businesses, residents and visitors to Camposol to whom we are most grateful. You never know when you may need us!
Call 112 first then FAST2016 on 968 970 628