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January, 2021 by Gordon Clive

IN A MEDICAL EMERGENCY CALL 112 THEN FAST ON 868 487 015


FAST NEW MEDICAL EMERGENCY NUMBER IS 868 487 015

CALL FAST on 868 487 015 FOR HELP AND INFORMATION, WE WILL BE ABLE TO GIVE VALUABLE ASSISTANCE AND INFORMATION OVER THE PHONE.

FOR MENTAL HEALTH ASSISTANCE 634 308 362

If you are feeling depressed and alone, and you would like to talk with a responder trained in Mental Health First Aid you can call us on 634 308 362 day or night.
If you are feeling the pressure of the restrictions on your way of life why not talk to a friend about how you are feeling.
You are not alone; the mental health of society in general has been affected by the change in our lifestyles due to the Covid-19 virus.
Hopefully the vaccine will be available here soon to allow some sort of normality to return.
Twelve of our responders completed a course in Mental Health First Aid ; this is a valuable service that we are now offering to people on Camposol and the Mazarron area.
If you know someone who may benefit from this service they can call us on 634 308 362.
All calls are treated in complete confidentiality.
Talking to someone who will not judge you may help you on the road to feeling that you are not alone; there are a lot of people feeling the mental pressure due to the virus.
Talking to someone will help. We have contact numbers of Counsellors who can help.
One of our FAST cars

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic FAST are unable to attend patients, our phone system is available 24 hours a day to be able to give advice, information, and support in a time of crisis. With the correct advice over the phone you could save a life. If you have to call for an ambulance, call 112 you can ask for an operator to speak in your language, if you do not speak Spanish.
The operator will ask a series of questions so they can prioritise your call.
You can ask us to call for an ambulance for you if you are unable to do so.
If you are here on your own but have family in another country, give them the FAST number. If your family cannot reach you and are worried about your condition they can call FAST to check on you.
The service that we provide is recognised by the British Consulate as a valuable addition to the emergency services in Mazarron.

Some good news ; Our President Barry (Baz) Hamilton has been awarded a second BEM (British Empire Medal) in the New Years Honours list. His first BEM was for his military service and the new one is for his work as an ambassador for the people of the Camposol area and as President of our team of responders and supporters which is recognised by the British Embassy in Madrid. Barry is often in contact with the Consulate in Alicante.


The Golf Club sponsored a Golf Day in aid of FAST on the 21st November at the Camposol Club de Golf. 88 players in 22 teams played in a Texas Scramble event. The Golf Club Committee described the turnout as fantastic. Thank you to the Hole Sponsors and the Golf course owners for holding this fundraising event for FAST.

Sue Pipe regularly organises quiz Afternoons and Evenings at 'The Diner' on B sector, in aid of local charities.
She presented FAST with another generous donation after a quiz on 7th January at the restaurant. The Diner",
Thank you Sue, from all FAST volunteers.

We are desperate for new Responders; no past experience is required as all training is provided in house. The training is straight forward; all we ask is dedicated people to join us to deliver this service.
We have resumed training in small groups adhering to social distancing and local restrictions.
Giving something back to our community is a very rewarding feeling.
If you are interested just email us at
recruitment@fast2016.org
Without more Responders the service we deliver will be greatly reduced.


CALL 112 FIRST THEN CALL FAST ON 868 487 015 IF YOU HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW NEEDS TO SPEAK TO A TRAINED MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AIDER THEN CALL 634 308 362



If you are calling FAST from a non-Spanish mobile you must precede the number with the code for Spain (0034)