FAST will be resuming intensive Responder training the first week in September at 9am-1pm on Tuesday and Friday afternoons at the Social Centre, Camposol B. We anticipate that full physical Responding will not be too distance-allowing for any COVID restrictions. If we cannot recruit new Responders we will not be able to provide 24/7 cover.
FAST will be holding a recruiting and information afternoon at the Social Centre on Friday 3rd September from 2pm-5pm. You will be able to ask questions and see what we do. We are a friendly bunch, all with the same objective; to serve the community of Camposol and Saladillo. All training and accreditation is free to all Responders.
It has been 17 months since we responded in person, but during that time we have continued to provide a telephone service 24/7. We have also had the Help Line available 24/7 for anyone who needed to talk about their own or a friend or relative’s mental health. The pandemic lockdown isolated a vast number of vulnerable people.
If you would like to talk with one of our Responders, please call in at the Social Centre on a Tuesday morning from September.
FAST is waiting for a response from the local council and the Director of the Emergency services regarding resuming activities and also the purchasing of Defibrillators for the two commercial centres of Camposol. These Defibrillators could save a life if someone has a heart problem.
With the very high temperatures being recorded and forecast, remember to drink plenty of water, apply sun cream if you are in the sun and wear a hat.
If you have to call an ambulance, dial 112 and ask for an operator to speak in your language if you are not a Spanish speaker. You will be asked a series of questions that will allow the operator to prioritise your call.
FAST can call an ambulance for you if you are unable.
If someone is not breathing, tilt their head back, to help them to breathe again.
If someone is bleeding profusely, apply direct pressure to the wound to stem the flow of blood.
FAST President and Lead Trainer, Mr Barry Hamilton who is the only English speaking fully authorised First Aid Trainer in the Murcian region, is to run a first aid course for a Golf Club near San Javier, ably assisted by one of the FAST Trainers Tony Dwyer. The Murcian Health Authority have recognised that Mr. Hamilton is an asset to the English speakers in the region.
Now the restrictions have eased the FAST team will be arranging a social evening for our members and friends
We also have plans for a ‘Health Fair’ later in the year where the public can get information on how to stay healthy and avoid the hazards that they may encounter. There will be demonstrations on CPR and other first aid techniques.
The FAST Nurses are out shaking their buckets on a Monday. Give them a wave and a smile, now we can see people smiling without their masks. If you want to donate to this Premier Charity we will be very grateful.
In A Medical Emergency Call 112 Then FAST On 868 487 015
Call FAST Mental Health Help Line On 634 308 362
You can find more information on the FAST Web page fast2016.org