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August, 2019 by Gordon Clive

IN A MEDICAL EMERGENCY CALL 112 THEN FAST ON 968 970 626

CST/FAST is a fully registered and insured charity whose sole purpose is to serve the emergency medical needs of everyone who lives or visits Camposol. If you live on the Country Club or Condado de Alhama, you can call the emergency number for advice over the phone. Unfortunately we cannot respond to calls outside Camposol. FAST have been recognised by the British Consulate and the British Embassy in Madrid for the work we carry out. All responders and instructors are volunteers who give their time for the people of Camposol.

If you have to call for an ambulance, call 112 and the operator will ask a series of questions so they make your call the correct priority. You can ask for an operator to speak in your language if you do not speak Spanish. Then call FAST on 968 970 626

We are in the early stages of arranging a training course for more instructors and Level 4 Responders. Two of our current trainers, Glenn Ashby and Graham Salt, now want to take a less active role in training. They will still assist the registered trainers. We would like to publicly thank them for all their hard work over the last 2 years.

Why not join our team of Responders. The shifts that are covered can be 6, 12 or 24 hours to suit the individual. There is no need to have previous knowledge of first aid as all training will be provided free of charge. Supporters are free to help where and when they can, if you have any spare time and want to help your community just call us on 634 308 362 or recruitment@fast2016.org or come along to our training sessions every Tuesday morning at the cultural centre on B sector. Chris Halsey is the FAST Support Team coordinator, she will be glad to explain how you could help. This could be as much or as little time as you can give.

FAST Uniforms

We would like to thank all the businesses on Camposol for their support, collection tins are in most premises. All the donations and fund raising enable the whole team to provide this unique service for the people of Camposol.

The FAST Autumn Ball, will be held at the Amapola Restaurant in Bolneuvo on the 14th September. Tickets are €30 each with €5 extra for coach transport, rooms are available also for those wishing to stay the night. Tickets are on sale at the Friday bookstall. More info on our Web page.

The FAST nurses and doctors are collecting every Monday morning. Give them a wave and your spare cash, they are always extremely grateful.

The people of Camposol have been familiar with our light blue shirts, worn by FAST responders, it has been decided to renew the shirts and change the colour. The shirts will be replaced with a dark green colour, the same as worn by emergency service personnel throughout Europe. So look out for the white FAST responder cars and the dark green shirts of the dedicated FAST responders.

FAST has changed too in recent times due to the continuous training available to FAST responders. Responders have been upgrades to Level 3 and some have been upgraded to Level 4. The Level 4 responders can attend casualties as solo responders.

FAST are working on Camposol for you. Help us to help you.