Call FAST On 968 970 626 For Information Only At This Time.
Due to the Covid 19 pandemic FAST is unable to attend patients.
We aim to have our phone system running 24 hours a day to be able to give information, advice and support in a time of crisis. You can ask us to call for an ambulance for you if you are unable to do so.
If you have to call for an ambulance, call 112 and the operator will ask a series of questions so they can prioritise your call. You can ask for an operator to speak in your language if you do not speak Spanish.
If you are faced with a medical emergency would you know what to do?
Just opening the airway by tilting the head back can allow someone to start breathing again. Applying direct pressure to an open bleeding wound may stop serious blood loss.
Even though FAST is not responding in person at this time, we are busy in the background, ensuring we have the correct PPE for when we do respond again. Our Procurement Officer has been spending vast sums of money to build up our stocks. At times this was difficult as there was a shortage of supplies.
We are looking at the training needed for our Responders as they have not been able to train for 5 months now. When the training is able to restart, Responders will need to be recertified. FAST has to pay the awarding body for each certificate issued.
So that FAST members were able to keep in touch with each other and share information, they were able to join in on ZOOM calls during the lockdown.
In the early days of the lockdown FAST was asked to filter calls to 112 for the Mazarrón area. This was to ease the load on the emergency services. The committee also met on ZOOM on a regular basis
If you are here on your own, but have family in another country, give them the FAST number. If your family cannot reach you and are worried about your condition they can call FAST to check on you.
Thank you to all those who have donated to FAST in the past and in the future! We were given a very nice donation of €100 by Chris Garraway who won a raffle with the Fiesta Group and decided to donate the winnings to FAST. The presentation took place outside TJ Electricals on Camposol B.
We were given another donation of 300€ from the Club de Golf Camposol. The presentation took place at the Club de Golf on 15th July by Betty and Lloyd Roberts. Accepting the cheque were Graham and Jenny Salt, Suzanne Reid and Phil Gelling. After the presentation we hosted a Coffee Morning Meeting as a result of our recruitment campaign. We are in need of people to train as Responders. All training is free to the Responders. The service that we provide is recognised by the British Consulate as a very important addition to the emergency services in Mazarron.
The Nurses Are Back! The FAST nurses collect on Monday mornings on the duel carriageway approaching Camposol B Commercial Centre. Give them a wave and any spare cash you have!
We can only provide the service as long as the funds keep coming in. We hope to be able to return to Responding as soon as it is safe.
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