Do you want to become a FAST Responder and join this highly respected charity on Camposol? Most responders will always respond in pair’s, day or night. We have flexible shifts, 6 hours, 12 hours or 24 to suit the individual. Call into The Social Centre on a Tuesday morning for a warm welcome.
FASTare almost there with the all-important insurance. The insurance we had covered us for “social care”. All our responders are fully trained first responders and authorised by the Murcian Health Authority (MHA) to operate the Automatic Electronic Defibrillator (AED) and to perform CPR.
We are providing both a physical response and an emergency telephone service as normal. As we have a shortage of responders we will try to give 24/7 service. If we cannot have a responder on duty we will provide a telephone advice service.
We will keep the people of Camposol up to date regarding the lifesaving service on social media, the FAST Facebook page, and our WEB page is where you can find more up to date information.
We are very grateful for the enormous support for FAST expressed on social media. It is obvious that the people of Camposol appreciate our volunteers.
If you have symptoms of Corona Virus you should stay at home and phone 900 121 212, explain your symptoms and they will advise you on what you should do. Lateral flow tests are available from the pharmacy – by testing you may stop infection spreading.
If you have a medical emergency call 112. Ask for an operator to speak in your language if you do not speak Spanish. They will ask a series of questions in order to prioritise the call. Then call FAST on 868 487 015. If the call is at night, put outside lights on, this will help us and the Emergency services to find your location.
If you live on your own and keep in touch with family abroad why not give them the FAST contact details. We recently received a request via the webpage to check on a relative living on Camposol. A responder attended but unfortunately the person had passed away in their home alone. The Guardia and Bomberos attended. The family were contacted by neighbours.
When FAST responders attend an emergency we can stop catastrophic bleeding, ensure the casualty has an open airway and if required give lifesaving CPR. Both the FAST vehicles are fully equipped with defibrillators, blood clotting type bandages and all the other kit required of a first responder. We also comfort the other members of the household; give advice on what the medics will want to see when they arrive, and if the patient has to stay in hospital we have a list of things they may need to take.
The FAST nurses are back on a Monday morning, give them a wave and all donations gratefully accepted. Our expenses have not reduced while we have not been active. The two vehicles still have to be taxed and insured, serviced regularly and ITV inspections carried out. A lot of the consumables we carry also have to be replaced.
Our Mental Health phone is manned 24/7. If you are feeling depressed, alone or just want to talk to someone, call 634 308 362. There will be someone there to listen and give advice if you need it.