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Recruitment deadline extended to 31 May

By |May 17th, 2022|

The deadline to submit applications to volunteer as a Community First Responder with WMAS has been extended to 31 May 2022

https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/917136795

WMAS are recruiting CFRs again

By |April 4th, 2022|

If you believe you have what it takes to become a CFR, then this could be your opportunity to train, to gain lifesaving skills and to serve your community by responding to 999 calls on behalf of West Midlands Ambulance Service.  You will be providing life support and initial care as a first person on […]

Recruitment campaign results in 25 new CFRs for Fastaid

By |June 21st, 2021|

The recruitment campaign is now finished and has resulted in 195 new CFRs across the WMAS region with 25 of those coming to Fastaid – Birmingham and Solihull.

Our new recruits are now undergoing their training over the next few months but will eventually be able to increase our coverage.

A video from WMAS abut the recruitment

WMAS are recruiting CFRs – Now ended

By |January 22nd, 2021|

If you believe you have what it takes to become a CFR, then this could be your opportunity to train, to gain lifesaving skills and to serve your community by responding to 999 calls on behalf of West Midlands Ambulance Service.  You will be providing life support and initial care as a first person on […]

Sun 50 donates to Fastaid

By |August 5th, 2020|

Earlier in the year we applied to The Sun 50 grant scheme for help towards the purchase of equipment and uniform for our responders.

We are proud to have won a Sun 50 grant, celebrating ordinary people doing extraordinary things. The grant will be used to purchase vital life-saving equipment and to replace old, and provide […]

Coronavirus and FastAid

By |April 19th, 2020|

So much has changed for everyone over the past weeks but FastAid volunteers are still supporting West Midlands Ambulance and the community whenever we can.

Some of our CFRs are still responding, whilst others who work in the health care environment (doctor, nurses, care workers and ambulance staff) are not able to respond at present due […]

A letter of thanks

By |November 12th, 2019|

If you have any doubts about the value of Community First Responders, this letter from a patient highlights just how important a service we provide

“I am writing to thank you for all that you did for me following my cardiac arrest.  Without exception, all of the medical staff at the QE including my surgeon confirmed […]

Fastaid join with WMAS for Restart a Heart Day

By |October 17th, 2019|

Wednesday 16 October was Restart a Heart Day and once again Fastaid joined forces with members of West Midlands Ambulance Service to train school children across the West Midlands in CPR.

Across the country hundreds of thousands of children are given the skills to save lives. We are proud to have helped train over 2,000 children in our area. […]

The benefit of a defibrillator

By |August 29th, 2019|

RC 439 wasn’t even booked on duty but when he was asked to attend a gentleman who had collapsed; he was there in seconds.  He identified the 65 year old was in cardiac arrest.  Working with staff on the premises, the in house defibrillator was used to deliver just one shock.  The patient resumed a […]

A New Vehicle for FastAid

By |February 18th, 2019|

We said we have some special news, well here it is…

Thanks to our friends at Land Rover we are now the proud owners of a new Land Rover Discovery. We applied to the Solihull plant to help us with a new response vehicle and after a successful application to their Moto Vate Committee we were […]

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