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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.

The story […]

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 […]

Ambulance Service Awards

By |November 6th, 2015|

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 […]

Busy Weekend in Birmingham for FastAid

By |October 5th, 2015|

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 […]