For medical emergencies on Camposol CALL 112 then CALL FAST on 968 970 626
What We Do
FAST is an Emergency First Response Team operated by trained volunteers on Camposol to provide vital medical support in the interval between the onset of a medical emergency and the arrival of an ambulance. We have two fully equipped emergency response vehicles and our response times are typically less than ten minutes. Our service, which first started in 2011, operates 24 hour per day, 7 days per week.
The work that FAST does in the community was recognised on the occassion of the wedding of HRH Prince Henry of Wales and Ms Meghan Markle by the British Embassy in Madrid.
Our Emergency Responders are fully trained and authorised by the Murcian Health Authority. Training includes, administering emergency first aid, stopping catastrophic bleeds, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), use of Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) and monitoring a patients vital signs so that they have the best possible chance of survival while waiting for an ambulance to arrive.
We do not attempt to substitute professional medical ambulance treatment, but offer an emergency response service to Camposol residents and visitors in the vital minutes before an ambulance arrives. These few minutes can make a huge difference to the outcome of a medical emergency.
Although FAST is a voluntary organisation and everyone within the organisation gives their time freely, we do require funding in order to operate. We need money to maintain our emergency response vehicles, to replenish basic medical equipment, for training and training aids, for AEDs and a multitude of other operating costs.
To raise the money needed to operate, FAST has a dedicated team of fund raisers who work tirelessly organising events and outings to raise much needed funds. See Support Us for more information on Fundraising Events.
Emergency Calls to FAST
Last year FAST attended a total of 190 call outs, helping both residents and visitors in need of emergency assistance. Of the 190 calls, 125 required an ambulance.
So far this year, FAST have attended 149 calls, 83 of which required an ambulance. The chart opposite shows how many calls have been received each month this year.
If you suffer an accident and need medical assistance
CALL 112 then CALL FAST on 968 970 626
FAST, making Camposol a safer place for everyone.