May / June, 2022 by Gordon Clive
IN A MEDICAL EMERGENCY CALL 112 THEN FAST ON 868 487 015
FAST NEW MEDICAL EMERGENCY NUMBER IS 868 487 015 for 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 613 205 895
IF YOU ARE FEELING LONELY, DOWN OR DEPRESSED AND NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE IN CONFIDENCE REGARDING YOUR STATE OF MIND, YOU CAN CALL ONE OF OUR TRAINED RESPONDERS ON 613 205 895. THIS SERVICE IS AVAILABLE TO ALL ENGISH SPEAKERS IN THE CAMPOSOL AND SALADILLO AREA
Call into the cultural centre on Tuesday morning for a warm welcome. Sessions run from 10:00 to 12:00 most weeks.
All our responders are fully trained first responders and authorised by the Murcian Health Authority (MHA) to operate the Automatic Electronic Defibrillator (AED) and to perform CPR.
We are again providing a physical response if the caller indicates a life or death situation, and an emergency telephone service where we can give helpful information. As we have a shortage of responders we will try to give 24/7 service. If we cannot have a responder on duty we will provide a telephone advice service. We had to stop responding to emergencies due to one of our responders testing positive to the corona virus.
All responders are now clear of the virus.
In a medical emergency call 112 first then call FAST on 868 487 015.
We will keep the people of Camposol up to date regarding the lifesaving service on social media, the FAST Facebook page and our WEB page is where you can find more up to date information.
To give 24/7 cover we need to recruit more people to be trained as responders.
Most responders will always respond in pair’s day or night. We have flexible shifts, 6 hours, 12 hours or 24 to suit the individual
If you have symptoms of the virus you should stay at home and phone 900 12 12 12 and explain your symptoms and they will advise you on what you should do.
If you have a medical emergency call 112. Ask for an operator to speak in your language if you do not speak Spanish. They will ask a series of questions in order to prioritise the call. If the call is at night, we ask the caller to put outside lights on, this will help the Emergency services to find your location.
When FAST responders attend an emergency we can stop catastrophic bleeding, ensure the casualty has an open airway and if required give lifesaving CPR. Both the FAST vehicles are fully equipped with Defibrillators, blood clotting type bandages and all the other kit required of a first responder. We also comfort the other members of the household; give advice on what the medics will want to see when they arrive. Also if the patient has to stay in hospital we have a list of things they may need for a hospital stay.
The FAST nurses are back on a Monday morning, give them a wave and any donation is gratefully accepted. Our expenses have not reduced while we have not been active.
The two vehicles still have to be taxed and insured.
They are serviced regularly and ITV inspections carried out.
A lot of the consumables we carry have to be replaced as the dates run out. There are significant items, such as Debrillator Pads, which are approxiately €60 a set and are 'Use Once Only'. They have a finite shelf life.
Our Personal Help phone is manned 24/7. If you are feeling depressed, alone or just want to talk to someone then call 613 205 895 there will be someone there to listen to you and give you advice if you need it.
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)