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Fastaid “Training”

By |December 10th, 2014|

When we say Training we really do mean “Train”!

Fastaid members took part in a training scenario at Safeside in Birmingham. Here you can see us helping to rescue a motorcyclist trapped under a train.

Not all calls are to nice, light warm places!

So we train in places like this – thanks again to West Midlands Fire Service […]

Fastaid Supports Touchwood

By |December 8th, 2014|

Once again teams from Fastaid will be providing extra cover around Touchwood during the busy run up to Christmas. Fastaid CFRs will be on duty in the centre to provide emergency medical treatment should it be required, by being on duty  in the centre they can provide a very quick response.

Fastaids Sam Jackson has organised the […]

What We Do

By |December 5th, 2014|

Lets Celebrate Christmas

By |December 5th, 2014|

Please watch this short film for the 50th year of the drink driving campaign

500th call for our Fiat Panda

By |December 1st, 2014|

Our Fiat Panda 4×4 Response Car has just attended its 500th call this year! The car is sponsored by Guest Motors based in Wolverhampton – its the eighth car they have supported us with. The Panda 4×4 is an ideal response car – small, nippy economical and of course four wheel drive. The car is a […]

Awards for Fastaid

By |November 10th, 2014|

Three of our CFRs have received Awards from the West Midlands Ambulance Service. Stuart Jenkings was presented with a Chief Officers Commendation, Linda Atherton and Mark Atherton were presented with an Outstanding Achievement award at the ceremony last week.

Stuart responded to an elderly lady who was in a collapsed state and desperately trying to breathe. […]

Lifesaving Community Collaboration

By |November 3rd, 2014|

Balsall Common now has a second Community Public Access Defibrillator site thanks to the combined efforts of four local organisations.  The new defibrillator, located outside Unity Carstins showroom in Station Road, was purchased by Balsall Common Lions, the heated box was installed free of charge by John Sleath of “The Job Squad” and the exercise […]

Double First in Resuscitations

By |November 3rd, 2014|

Two Fastaid CFRs achieved their first successful resuscitations within two weeks of each other in October.

In the first, Andy who responds in the Northfield area arrived on scene to find a patient with an obstructed airway and not breathing. He cleared the airway and commenced CPR. Ambulance crews arrived a short time after and working […]

Carbon Monoxide – the silent killer

By |October 16th, 2014|

Its that time of year again when the heating goes on and we start to light fires. Do you think about Carbon Monoxide when you turn the boiler on or light that fire? – NO, then have a read of this – will make you think!…

A Mayfair art dealer has produced a film to highlight […]

Exercise Midland Leader – well done Sam

By |October 13th, 2014|

Exercise Midland Leader took place at Gamecock Barracks and is a preparation training exercise to prepare Army Officers for selection.

The exercise comprised of command tasks, lectures and planning exercise of a standard similar to those experienced at the Army Officers Selection Board. The weekend also put candidates through the Army’s personal fitness assessment where candidates had […]