August / September, 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 fr the area of CAMPOSOL and SALADILLOCALL FAST on 868 487 015 FOR HELP AND INFORMATION, WE WILL BE ABLE TO GIVE VALUABLE ASSISTANCE AND INFORMATION OVER THE PHONE.
FOR FAST Personal Help Line call 634 308 362
IF YOU ARE FEELING LONELY, DOWN OR DEPRESSED AND NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE IN CONFIDENCE YOU CAN CALL ONE OF OUR TRAINED LISTENERS ON 634 308 362. THIS SERVICE IS AVAILABLE TO ALL ENGISH SPEAKERS IN THE MURCIA REGION
FAST Needs More VolunteersFAST needs more volunteers to enable us to provide the valuable life saving service. It has been more than 17 months since we were responding in person. As regulations ease we may be able to resume our valuable service by responding in person. In preparation for our return we will need more responders. If you would like more information contact us on:
FAST will be resuming intensive Responder training the first week in September. 09.00 to 13.00 Tuesdays and Friday afternoons at the Cultural Centre on Camposol. 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 are holding a recruiting and information afternoon at the Cultural Centre on Friday 3 September 14.00 to 17.00 to ask questions and see what we do. We are a friendly bunch all with the same objective, that is to serve the community of Camposol and Saladillo. All training and accreditation is free to all responders.
In normal times there is a lively social scene, day trips and meals out. It is a good way to make friends and in return give something back to the community..
FAST emergency responders are still at the end of the phone for guidance and information on 868487015. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic FAST are unable to attend patients who call us. Our phone system is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to give advice, information, and support in a time of crisis. With the correct advice over the phone you could save a life.
If someone collapses and is not breathing, open their airway by tilting the head back. This stops to tongue from blocking the airway. Call 112 then FAST.
Start CPR and do not stop until the emergency team arrive, or the casualty is responding.
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.
FAST is still looking at purchasing defibrillators for Camposol, these may save a life of someone suffering a heart problem. At this time the initial request to the council has come to a standstill due to issues including training, maintenance and ownership, which may not be in the interests of FAST or the community. We are waiting for a response from the local council and the Director of the Emergency services regarding FAST 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. ..
The FAST nurses are collecting every Monday give them a friendly wave. We appreciate all donations no matter how small.
Thanks to Alan’s shop on A for helping change up our collection money.
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 the Sierra Golf Urbanisation near San Javier, ably assisted buy 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.
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 LISTENER, THEN CALL 634 308 362.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE ALL WE DO IS FOR ALL OF YOU.
If you are calling FAST from a non-Spanish mobile you must precede the number with the code for Spain (0034)