Do you want to become a FAST Responder and join this highly respected charity on Camposol? Call into the Social Centre on Tuesday mornings for a warm welcome or email us
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 a physical response if the caller indicates a life or death situation, and an emergency telephone service where we can give helpful information. 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.
In a medical emergency call 112 first then call FAST on 868 487 015. We will keep the people of Camposol up to date regarding the lifesaving service on social media and the FAST Facebook page, and our WEB page is where you can find more up to date information.
To give 24/7 cover we need to recruit more people to be trained as responders.
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.
If you have symptoms of Corona virus you should stay at home and phone 900121212, 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. If the call is at night, we suggest you put outside lights on, this will help us and the Emergency services to find you.
If you live on your own and keep in touch with family abroad why not give them the FAST number or webpage address. We recently received a request via the webpage to check on a relative living on Camposol.
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 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 for their stay.
The FAST nurses are back on a Monday morning, give them a wave and any donation is gratefully accepted. Our expenses have not reduced while we have not been active. The two vehicles still have to be taxed and insured. They are serviced regularly and ITV inspections carried out. A lot of the consumables we carry have to be replaced as the dates run out.
Our Mental Health phone is manned 24/7. If you are feeling depressed, alone, or just want to talk to someone then call 634 308 362 – there will be someone there to listen to you and give you advice.