FastAid, fastaid, CFR, solihull, birmingham
FastAid, fastaid, CFR, solihull, birmingham

Funded by the public, operated by volunteers

Serving Solihull & Birmingham since 2005

Registered Charity 1117114

FastAid has over fifty volunteers and five response vehicles supporting West Midlands Ambulance Service and our communities.

Our Community First Responders (CFRs) volunteer their time to support West Midlands Ambulance Service for, on average, 20 hours a month.

Amongst the FastAid volunteers are nurses, paramedics and ambulance technicians, as well as highly trained volunteers from all backgrounds and age groups.

In 2016 FastAid was proud to be awarded the Queen's Award for Volunteer Service, the MBE for volunteer groups.

Who are we?

Our team can also volunteer to be a part of the GoodSam network. GoodSam is a nationwide system through which trained responders can be alerted to a cardiac arrest within a set distance. When activated by 999 dispatchers from West Midlands Ambulance Service, the responders can go and start giving lifesaving CPR to a patient in cardiac arrest. The responders are alerted via their phones to an incident and will often drop what they are doing and give aid - don’t be alarmed if someone runs up stating they are from the ambulance service but wearing normal clothing - they are there to help!