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Shocking Appeal

By |May 13th, 2016|

FastAid launched its ‘Shocking appeal’ in early 2015. This was a specific fund raising project, the aim being to raise £30,000 to enable all of the existing defibrillators to be replaced with the latest models. Some dated from the time of FastAid’s formation in 2005. The time frame was expected to be five years.

The story […]

Great Support From A Local Company

By |April 12th, 2016|

Local Solihull business Red Kite Cycles has kindly agreed to look after our response bikes. Although the bikes do not cover a huge mileage, due to their type of use and weight they carry it is important we have them regularly checked by a professional bike maintenance team. The guys at Red Kite did not […]

FastAid at Big Bang

By |March 29th, 2016|

Fastaid was proud to support West Midlands Ambulance at the Big Bang Fair. The event, held over four days at the NEC, Birmingham gives young people the chance to look at career opportunities. There was a steady stream of people wanting to look inside an ambulance and chat to staff. We look forward to supporting […]

Thank You WMAS

By |February 19th, 2016|

FastAid supports West Midlands Ambulance Service by providing Community First Responders that work within their local community. We must however  say a BIG Thank you back to WMAS for all the help and support they give us. Most of our training is via WMAS with staff giving up their time to support FastAid. A BIG […]

Panda to the Rescue

By |December 3rd, 2015|

It’s great to see more Fiat Panda 4×4 response cars on the road. The latest cars are being used by CFR groups that respond on behalf of South Central Ambulance Service. It’s great to see other CFR schemes following our lead. The Panda is a perfect fit for the role with space, 5 doors, small […]

Ambulance Service Awards

By |November 6th, 2015|

Guest Motors: Rob Spittle
Guest Motors in West Bromwich has supported FastAid since its beginning approx. 10 years ago. They have kindly provided FastAid Birmingham & Solihull with scheme responder cars.

The first was an Alfa Romeo. This was then replaced by a second Alfa. After this the dealership provided a 4×4 Fiat Panda which has just […]

Busy Weekend in Birmingham for FastAid

By |October 5th, 2015|

FastAid CFRs had a busy weekend supporting WMAS in Birmingham recently. The CFRs provided cover in and around Grand Central both days along with WMAS Paramedics. Not only were they in Grand Central but also covered outside with their Cycle Response Unit. Terry Flower part of the cycle team said “we are proud to have […]

The new FastAid Knowle and Dorridge response car

By |September 21st, 2015|

The new FastAid Knowle and Dorridge response car – Jeep Renegade kindly on loan from Guest Motors. The vehicle is carrying the new CFR livery designed by West Midlands Ambulance Service.
Guest Motors is the leading Jeep dealership for Birmingham and Wolverhampton. Why not visit their Jeep website –

CFRs Save a Life on First Shift

By |September 21st, 2015|

Two newly recruited CFRs had a shockingly successful first shift this weekend.
Fastaid Birmingham and Solihull CFRs Lizzie Hobday and Sarah Wilson teamed up for their first shift at the weekend and ended upsaving a man’s life. Sarah said: “Sunday morning we were first on scene to a man in cardiac arrest in his bathroom. Despite not much room, […]

CFR Dave is an ‘Unsung Hero’ This Summer

By |September 21st, 2015|

A Solihull CFR, who is also a crime fighter, featured in a summer ‘Behind the Badge’ campaign by West Midlands Police. Inspired by The Beatles’ ‘Sergeant Pepper’ album, West Midlands Police created a pictorial montage of staff and members of the public who go the extra mile. Every day in August, @wmpolice showed followers a different person on Twitter. On August 29th it […]