FAST is back on active responding as from the end of October. Our primary concern is for our Responders who may attend people’s homes. We are all instructed by our accredited trainers that we first look for danger. One new form of danger for us now is the COVID 19 virus. When a call is made toFAST one of the questions you will be asked is “Have you been vaccinated against the Corona virus?” Depending on the answer, our response may be modified to not only protect the Responders but the wider public.
After an appeal by our President we have just completed a new recruit’s course. COVID restrictions and protocols were observed and adhered to. The new recruits all passed their examinations; theory and practical. They will be accompanied for a while by an experienced Responder. We are planning another new recruits’ course for December, so if you would like to be a Responder, please come along on a Tuesday morning to the Social Centre, Camposol B and see what we do. Training is free to the Responder and the Murcian Health Authority recognise the standard of training.
If you have a medical emergency first 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
The FAST Responders will also ask some questions and attend your location as quickly as possible. If the call is at night, we ask the caller to put outside lights on to assist us in finding the address. This will also help the Emergency services to find the location.
If you are feeling depressed or just need to speak to a trained Respoßnder regarding your state of mind please call the FAST Mental Health Line on 634 308 362. Our trained Mental Health Responders are available 24 hours a day to support our community and more.
The FAST Nurses are out collecting on most Mondays on the dual carriageway on Camposol B. Give them a wave and if possible a donation. They will be most grateful. It is only with the public donations and fund raising events that we are able to continue.
FAST Golf Day at the Club de Golf, Camposol
FAST would like to thank all the players and the management at The Golf Club (Colin and Stuart) and everyone involved in organising and making the day such a success. Thanks to Suzanne and Julia for their hard work on the day. The amount raised was €1253.25. The weather was kind for the golfers after a wet start. Thanks to all the sponsors. The generosity of the local businesses is overwhelming.
On 13th October Sue at The Diner, Camposol B hosted a Quiz in aid of FAST. Sue has hosted many evenings raising funds for local charities and organisations. A great night was had by all who attended. The sum of €376 was raised on the night and as we look forward to responding again, we will have a lot of expenses replacing out-of-date equipment.
Please keep supporting FAST – all we do is for all of you.