Lifesaving Community Collaboration

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 […]

By |November 3rd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Double First in Resuscitations

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 […]

By |November 3rd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Carbon Monoxide – the silent killer

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 […]

By |October 16th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Exercise Midland Leader – well done Sam

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 […]

By |October 13th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cycle Launch

The launch of the Cycle Response Unit took place in Solihull Town Centre. We were delighted that so many people could join us to mark the occasion. Peter Gray from Land Rover presented Fastaid with a cheque for £3,230 – the cost of setting up the team.
The unit will operate in and around Solihull Town […]

By |October 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tick, Tock Test

When did you last check your smoke alarm?
It takes seconds to test – so make sure your smoke alarm is working.

Its your best chance of escape in a house fire so why leave it to chance! TEST TEST TEST.

By |October 7th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fastaid on the Radio

Do you listen to BBC WM on the radio? – if so did you hear Ben and Linda from Fastaid talking about CPR. Fastaid was invited along to spread the word on how easy CPR is and why everyone should know how to do it. But this was no ordinary radio interview – Ben and Linda not […]

By |September 19th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Launch of Cycle Unit

We are pleased to announce the launch of our Cycle Response Unit – Tuesday 23rd September. The Cycle unit will operate in and around Solihull Town Centre. If you are free pop along to Touchwood to support us  – 11.00 am.

The Cycle Response Unit has been a year in planning and many, many people have supported […]

By |September 15th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Have you seen our Useful Information page

If you haven’t already visited our Useful Information page then have a look now. If you have remember to keep coming back as we update it regularly.

The latest feature is interactive and called ” Guess the cause of these fires”  from the London Fire Brigade.

By |August 21st, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cycle Training

We have started our cycle training with six members of the team reaching National Standards level 2. A big thank you to the team from Bike Right that are providing us with the training, we all enjoyed the sessions and gained new skills.

Now on to level 3! – yes it gets tougher, but as you can […]

By |August 21st, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments