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

The new FastAid Knowle and Dorridge response car

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 – www.guestjeep.co.uk

By |September 21st, 2015|Uncategorised|0 Comments

CFRs Save a Life on First Shift

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, […]

By |September 21st, 2015|Uncategorised|0 Comments

CFR Dave is an ‘Unsung Hero’ This Summer

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 […]

By |September 21st, 2015|Uncategorised|0 Comments

More Life Saving volunteers on the road

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 […]

By |August 19th, 2015|Uncategorised|Comments Off on More Life Saving volunteers on the road

“Any first aiders nearby?”

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 […]

By |July 13th, 2015|Uncategorised|0 Comments