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More Life Saving volunteers on the road

By |August 19th, 2015|

Well done to the eleven new CFRs that have just passed their First Person On Scene training. This means we now have eleven more volunteers serving our communities with their Life Saving skills. The First Person On Scene (FPOS) award is a Nationally recognised qualification and lasts for three years. Thank you to West Midlands […]

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“Any first aiders nearby?”

By |July 13th, 2015|

CFR Dave Monk from Fastaid, Birmingham and Solihull suddenly found himself in a life saving situation seconds after he completed the Birmingham & Black Country Half Marathon. Shortly after Dave received his finishers medal he heard “Any first aiders nearby?”.
Dave automatically offered help, somewhat exhausted after running a very hot half marathon which finished in […]

If ever you need a reason to get out of a broken down car, this has got to be it

By |June 16th, 2015|

You’ve probably heard the emergency services saying if you break down, you should get out of your vehicle. For the occupants of one car, it could well have saved their life.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A45 Coventry Road in Solihull, just next to Birmingham Airport runway at 3.30pm on Monday afternoon.
When the […]

FastAid Charity Ball

By |May 5th, 2015|

What a fantastic evening – in the words of FastAid Chair Richard Jay as he described the success of FastAid Charity Ball on Saturday. With well over 100 guests enjoying the evening, everyone commented on what a great night it was.
The support from our guests was unbelievable, so a big thank you to everyone that […]

Selfless Selfie Competition

By |April 14th, 2015|

Touchwood Solihull are running a  selfless selfie competition during April. Send in your selfies showing you helping someone. One will be picked to win a gift voucher.
For every selfie received Touchwood will donate £1 to FastAid.

Great shift for the Cycle Response Team

By |March 30th, 2015|

Great shift on Saturday for the Cycle Response Team in Solihull Town Centre. Thanks to Rachel Riley from Countdown and Strictly for saying hello to us and giving her support.  We even located a missing child within 2 minutes of the mother realising they were missing!

Our Cycle Response Unit is up and running

By |March 26th, 2015|

Our Cycle Response Unit is up and running. We completed the first shift last Sunday in Solihull Town Centre with Terry and Mark on duty. We responded to one call.  The sun was shining for our first shift and the response from people seeing us was great.
Keep an eye out for the team if you […]

FastAid Launches “Shocking Appeal”

By |January 6th, 2015|

FastAid has launched its “Shocking Appeal” – the largest fundraising project we have ever undertaken.

This year we need to replace 30 of our ageing defibrillators at a cost of around £30,000! The current ones  have reached  the end of their life span and although still operating must be replaced in 2015. The defibrillator combined with our […]

FastAid “Shocking Appeal”

By |January 5th, 2015| B’ham and Solihull FastAid has launched a fundraising campaign to replace its defibrillators.

— BBC Midlands Today (@bbcmtd) January 3, 2015

A Big Thank You From FastAid

By |December 23rd, 2014|

A BIG BIG Thank you to everyone that has helped to support Fastaid this year. Support comes in many forms from all over our community and everything  you do to help really makes a difference. Without this support FastAid would not be here! So as we say thank you for all your donations in 2014 please help […]