FastAid, fastaid, CFR, solihull, birmingham

Do YOU have what it takes?

Join Our Lifesaving Team: 

FastAid Birmingham and Solihull are a dedicated group of Community First Responders (CFRs)who play a critical role in emergency medical care. Our mission is simple: to provide life-saving assistance to our local communities until an ambulance arrives. As volunteers, we give our time selflessly, and our impact? It's immeasurable!

What We Do

  • Immediate Response: When a 999 emergency call comes in, our CFRs are dispatched alongside the West Midlands Ambulance Service. As the closest resource, we arrive on the scene promptly, often before the ambulance. Our presence can make all the difference in life-threatening situations.
  • Life-Saving Treatment: We provide initial care, administer first aid, and offer reassurance to patients and their families. Whether it’s a heart attack, cardiac arrest, or any other medical emergency, we’re there to help.
  • Community Engagement: Beyond emergencies, we actively engage with our communities. We participate in events, raise awareness about first aid, and educate others on life-saving techniques.

Why Join FastAid?

Being a CFR is incredibly rewarding. You’ll witness the impact of your actions first hand, knowing that you’ve saved lives. Our training, provided by the West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS), equips you with essential skills. From CPR to handling trauma, you’ll learn techniques that can make a difference. You will meet Like-Minded People and be joining a supportive community of fellow volunteers who share your passion for helping others. We ask that you commit to20 hours on call each month, allowing you to balance volunteering with other responsibilities. The hours that you volunteer are fully flexible and are available 24/7 365 days a week.


    • Full UK Driving License: You’ll need a valid license with no more than 3 points.
    • Empathy and Calmness: A caring, empathetic nature is essential. In high-pressure situations, staying calm and reassuring is crucial.
    • Communication Skills: Good communication ensures effective teamwork and patient care.
    • Willingness to Learn: We encourage continuous learning and improvement.

Application Process:

Are you passionate about making a difference and saving lives within our community? If so, consider becoming a volunteer Community First Responder (CFR).

With just 20 hours a month to spare, you can become an integral part of our life-saving team!

As a CFR, your role goes beyond attending 999 calls. You’ll also help raise vital funds to support our mission, participate in community events to promote awareness, and engage with residents. Additionally, you’ll teach life-saving CPR techniques to community groups and provide event medical cover for local community events.

No prior experience is necessary; West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) will provide comprehensive training up to a nationally recognized Level 3 standard qualification.

Apply today and be a hero in your community!

Remember, your commitment of just five hours a week can make a significant impact. Thank you for considering this rewarding opportunity and good luck with your application.

Friends of FastAid

Supporting Our Lifesaving Mission

Our Unsung Heroes, Friends of FastAid, play an essential role in supporting our mission. These dedicated individuals are not medically trained, but their impact is immeasurable. Friends of FastAid roll up their sleeves and organise events that truly make a difference - they are our fundraising super heroes! From can shaking at local shops to participating in charity runs, they find creative ways to raise funds. Every pound they raise directly supports our CFR team. Whether it’s purchasing life-saving equipment or covering our running costs, their efforts ensure that our responders are well-equipped and ready to serve. 

Our Friends of FastAid are more than fundraisers, they are our ambassadors in the community. They attend local events, fairs, and gatherings spreading awareness about who FastAid are, manning engagement stalls and promoting FastAid to the general public. While the Friends may not perform CPR, their role within FastAid is just as important. Without them we would not be able to raise the funds required to continue serving the Solihull and Birmingham boroughs. 

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of those in your community? Consider joining our team! Together, we can save lives and create a stronger, more resilient community.