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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

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

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 […]

By |June 16th, 2015|Uncategorised|0 Comments

FastAid Charity Ball

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 […]

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

Selfless Selfie Competition

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.
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By |April 14th, 2015|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Great shift for the Cycle Response Team

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!

By |March 30th, 2015|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Our Cycle Response Unit is up and running

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 […]

By |March 26th, 2015|Uncategorised|0 Comments