FAST needs more volunteers to enable us to provide the valuable life-saving service. It has been more than 16 months since we were responding in person. As regulations ease we may be able to resume our valuable service by responding in person.
As we have been unable to train in the Social Centre, Camposol B since March 2020 all our Responders need to be refreshed and recertified with the Murcian Health Authority. We need access to the Social Centre to carry out this essential training. Again this will be a decision made by the local authorities.
Call FAST On 868 487 015 For Help And Information.
We Will Be Able To Give Valuable Assistance And Information Over The Phone.
If You Are Feeling Lonely, Down or Depressed and Need To Talk To a Trained Listener in Confidence, You Can Call Our Help Line on634 308 362
This Service Is Available To All In The Murcia Region
FAST is still looking at purchasing defibrillators for Camposol. These may save a life of someone suffering a heart problem. We have attempted to contact the Chief of Emergency Services in Mazarrón, but he has not been available. We have now written to him and the local Mayor.
Now the summer heat has arrived, remember to keep hydrated, drink plenty of water and avoid direct sunlight if not using sun protection. Wear a hat and avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day.
If you have to call for an ambulance, call 112. You can ask for an operator to speak in your language if you do not speak Spanish. The operator will ask a series of questions so they can prioritise your call. You can ask us to call for an ambulance for you if you are unable to do so.
The FAST nurses are collecting on Camposol every Monday. Please give them a friendly wave. We appreciate all donations no matter how small.
Thanks to Allen’s shop on Camposol A for helping change up our collection money.
Thanks to the Camposol Golf Committee for their very generous donation.
Our Authorised Trainers conducted a course on AED (Automatic Electronic Defibrillator) and CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) at the Camposol Golf Club for 8 of their employees, as the Golf Club has purchased a defibrillator for their use.
A Golf Club near San Javier have approached the Murcian Health Authority to ask where they can get an English speaking First Aid trainer for their Golf Club. The MHA (Murcian Health Authority) gave them the name Mr Barry Hamilton, who is the President of FAST and Chief Trainer. A first aid course is being arranged for them. Each student has to be registered with the MHA.
After discussions between Mr Tony Dwyer, FAST’s Procurement Officer and MABS’ Bev Thompson, FAST members agreed to purchase some essential items for MABS Camposol. They have a funding problem due to their fund raising shops that have been closed during the pandemic. MABS are members of the Camposol Charities Round Table Group along with FAST, Age Concern and The Royal British Legion.
We thank all those who donate to FAST. We are certain that the good people of Camposol trust us to spend their donated money wisely.
It is with great sadness that we have to report the sad death of a former responder, Andy Burnett. Our thoughts are with Sharon and their family.
In A Medical Emergency Call 112 First Then Call FAST On 868 487 015
If You Or Someone You Know Is Depressed or Lonely or Just Needs To Share Their Concerns, They Can Call the FAST Help Line On 634 308 362
More information can be found on our web page; fast2016.org
YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
ALL WE DO IS FOR ALL OF YOU.