We are recruiting

By |June 14th, 2017|

FastAid is looking to strengthen its team of Community First Responders. If you are interested in making a difference within your community and would like to apply please contact Andy Jeynes – andy.jeynes@wmas.nhs.uk – search Community First Responder/West Midlands for more information as the roles will be advertised soon.
All Community First Responder recruitment is via the NHS […]

Volunteer Responder of the Year

By |April 24th, 2017|

We are proud to announce that our very own Terry Flower has be presented with the Community First Responder of the year award.
Terry attended a presentation evening held by West Midlands Ambulance Service and was presented with his award from  Anthony Marsh, WMAS Chief Officer.  
A fantastic achievement as Terry was chosen from the whole […]

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Friends of FastAid

By |March 16th, 2017|

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 […]

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Renegade to the rescue

By |January 3rd, 2017|

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 […]

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

By |June 14th, 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 […]

Shocking Appeal

By |May 13th, 2016|

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.

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Great Support From A Local Company

By |April 12th, 2016|

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 […]

FastAid at Big Bang

By |March 29th, 2016|

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 […]

Thank You WMAS

By |February 19th, 2016|

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 […]

Panda to the Rescue

By |December 3rd, 2015|

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 […]