CST/FAST are a fully registered and insured charity whose sole purpose is to serve the basic medical needs of everyone who lives at or visits Camposol.
FAST Emergency First Responders can normally attend a call within 5 to 7 minutes. Unfortunately, because of distance and availability, an emergency ambulance can take between 20 to 40 minutes to arrive.
In August FAST received 15 calls for assistance which resulted in 9 ambulances being required.
Everyone who volunteers for this organisation is trained by our in-house trainers and are accredited by EMS (Emergency Medical Supplies) who are in turn accredited by the Murcian Health Authority. Some of our members have previous medical experience, but by law, they have to be accredited here in Spain.
We are always looking for new Responders. The amount of time you give to FAST will depend on you. All volunteers give their time freely to help the good people of Camposol. We train frequently to polish and enhance the training we have been given and to ensure Responders are kept up to date with their skills and any changes that may occur.
We would like to return to covering 24/7, but until we recruit more Responders we will provide all the cover that we can. If you can give some of your free time please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also come along to Camposol Cultural Centre on a Tuesday morning and meet the team. Come along and help to make Camposol a safer place to live and visit.
We have trained and authorised 7 new Responders during August who are now on the roster. All training was carried out by our own volunteer trainers. (see photo)
One thing all our members have in common is the desire to help serve and protect the people of Camposol. We are here to ensure you get the correct medical attention and information you may require when dealing with a medical emergency.
Our Support Team, or to give them their correct title, CST (Community Support Team) are the fund raising arm who provide the operating funds for FAST. Funds are raised through our Fayres held in the Spring and before Christmas. We also run coach trips to popular destinations. The next trip is to Alicante on 5th October from Camposol. Call Mandy on 634 314 379 for information and tickets. Tickets are on sale outside T J Electricals on Camposol B on Friday mornings.
The FAST Nurses are another attraction not to be missed on a Monday morning on the main road before Consum. We need the funds to enable us to run and fully equip the two vehicles and restock supplies, replace uniforms and other equipment. We are planning to purchase a new vehicle to replace our old Fiesta.
Our Christmas Fayre will be held at Mariano’s, Camposol A on 18th November. Look out for the posters and soon the FAST Draw tickets with fantastic prizes. More on that event next month.
CST/FAST were in attendance at the Camposol Fiesta where we offered blood pressure checks along with our small items for sale. The Name The Toy Dog Competition Was a great success and was won by Kit Kat, a very happy young lady who guessed the name of the dog to be George. (see photo).
Local businesses and groups can request a First Responder demonstration where we can demonstrate life saving skills. If an individual would like to learn life saving CPR you should also contact us.
More information can be found at www.fast2016.org or call into Camposol Cultural Centre on Tuesday mornings.
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