April, 2021 by Gordon Clive
IN A MEDICAL EMERGENCY CALL 112 THEN FAST ON 868 487 015
FAST NEW MEDICAL EMERGENCY NUMBER IS 868 487 015CALL 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 someone 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.
To stop a bleed: apply direct pressure at the site of the wound with a clean cloth if possible.
If someone is not breathing but has a pulse: tilt the head back to open the airway, by opening the airway the patient may start breathing again.
If someone has a burn: irrigate the burn area for 20 minutes with cool water.
In any of the above occur, medical intervention will be required.
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. Call us, we can help. 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.
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. Further negotiations will be pursued with the Mayor and the President of FAST Barry Hamilton on his return to Camposol.
The planned trip to Gibraltar has regrettably been cancelled due to the uncertainty of travel restrictions. Deposits are being returned. We will contact all the people who have paid their deposits.
The famous FAST nurses have been out collecting donations and following all the Covid regulations.
Because we have not been able to run the FAST Bookstall, due to the pandemic, we have decided to remove all the books from our storage area in TJ Electricals on Camposol B. We would like to thank Jeff and Tracy for allowing us to use their store room for so many years. The books we all given to Noah’s Arc.
We have had some people enquire about joining FAST. We will be contacting them to arrange to meet up for a coffee so they can learn what they want to get out of joining, we can also let them know how FAST operates. No past experience is required as all training is provided in house.
Giving something back to our community is a very rewarding feeling.
If you are interested just email us at firstname.lastname@example.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. YOU ARE NOT ALONE
If you are calling FAST from a non-Spanish mobile you must precede the number with the code for Spain (0034)