FAST is YOUR emergency First Responder team in Camposol.
In the event of an emergency please call 112 (using the 112 Region de Murcia App if you have it) and then callFAST on 868 487 015
As our Responders are all based in Camposol, we aim to be with you sooner than the ambulance and, if necessary, can commence lifesaving treatment (eg maintaining an airway, CPR including the use of our automatic defibrillator, stopping catastrophic bleeding etc) before the ambulance crew arrive. We are also trained to assist with other less urgent issues until the arrival of the paramedics and can advise and provide reassurance and comfort to both the casualty and other members of the household.
The emergency services are keen for everyone to download the 112 Region de Murcia App. which is a huge leap forward in communication as, once correctly set up, it will enable an ambulance to be summoned with the phone passing on precise location, medical history and other necessary information automatically. The App also has a function which enables a call to be made even in the circumstances when you cannot speak. Critically the App can be set up to send a message automatically when 112 is called to a telephone number of your choice – which, if you live in Camposol, could be the FAST telephone number. All public service announcements (eg flood, earthquake, severe weather warnings) are also sent automatically through this App. If you need any further information regarding the set-up of the App please see our FAST Camposol Facebook page.
If you are a regular reader of our items in the Costa Cálida Chronicle you will know that we are always on the look-out for new Volunteer Responders – and this hasn’t changed. We are planning a full level 3 Responder Course for January, so if you are interested in joining us, please get in touch for further details at email@example.com
Many people say that they would love to help but cannot deal with the sight of blood, ruling themselves out as Responders. As we try to get back to full pre-pandemic operation we are desperately in need of active support staff to assist with planning and running fund raising or social events. This may be simply manning a stall to sell tickets for coach trips, or collecting raffle prizes, to the full-blown organisation of an annual Ball/Dance depending on your experience and available time. Additionally we require someone to undertake the regular maintenance of our cars (checking tyre pressures, refuelling, filling washer bottles, cleaning when necessary) – just a couple of hours a week (preferably on a Tuesday morning during our training session) should cover this. It could be covered as a ‘job share’.
If you are able to help out in any way, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. The bigger our team, the better as we can all share the responsibilities. The more of us there are, the safer we all are.
Our Responders are Responders even when not on duty in their green shirts!