Friends of FastAid

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 […]

By |March 16th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Friends of FastAid

Renegade to the rescue

FastAid are now the proud owners of three Jeep Renegade response vehicles. The latest additions are two Jeep Renegade 1.4 Longitudes in silver. The vehicles are supported by Jeep UK, who have given FastAid a special rental deal on the vehicles.

They are all liveried, carry all necessary equipment and have a direct link with Ambulance […]

By |January 3rd, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

FastAid Solihull & Birmingham recognised with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for 2016

A community first responder (CFR) group in the West Midlands has been given the most prestigious award a voluntary organisation can get.

FastAid Solihull & Birmingham has been recognised with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for 2016

The group work with West Midlands Ambulance Service to respond to life threatening 999 calls in their local communities.

CFRs […]

By |June 14th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Shocking Appeal

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 […]

By |May 13th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Great Support From A Local Company

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 […]

By |April 12th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

FastAid at Big Bang

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 […]

By |March 29th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Thank You WMAS

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 […]

By |February 19th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Panda to the Rescue

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 […]

By |December 3rd, 2015|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Ambulance Service Awards

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 […]

By |November 6th, 2015|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Busy Weekend in Birmingham for FastAid

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 […]

By |October 5th, 2015|Uncategorised|0 Comments