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Recruitment campaign results in 25 new CFRs for Fastaid

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

By |June 21st, 2021|Uncategorised|0 Comments

WMAS are recruiting CFRs

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 […]

By |January 22nd, 2021|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Sun 50 donates to Fastaid

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 […]

By |August 5th, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Coronavirus and FastAid

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 […]

By |April 19th, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

A letter of thanks

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 […]

By |November 12th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Fastaid join with WMAS for Restart a Heart Day

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. […]

By |October 17th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

The benefit of a defibrillator

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 […]

By |August 29th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

A New Vehicle for FastAid

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 […]

By |February 18th, 2019|Uncategorised|Comments Off on A New Vehicle for FastAid

Goodbye Andy Carr

We said good bye to one of our Responders today, Andy Carr. Andy was a Giant in all he did, his humanity and care for others was so genuine. Andy joined us after a long and successful career in the Fire Service.

He responded with skill, passion and a desire to make a difference to all. […]

By |February 15th, 2019|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Goodbye Andy Carr

Fancy becoming a friend of FastAid?

FastAid isn’t all about responding to emergency calls. If you would like to help but don’t want to become a CFR then this could be for you. We need lots of help with fundraising, training and all sorts of non-operational roles. If you can help then become a friend of FastAid and play a vital […]

By |September 20th, 2018|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Fancy becoming a friend of FastAid?