Carstins provide FastAid with life-saving boost in Balsall Common

Pictured (from left to right): Caroline Spelman MP; Elliott Cartwright (Carstins); Jeff Way ) FastAid; Solihull Mayor Joe Tildesley
Pictured (from left to right): Caroline Spelman MP; Elliott Cartwright (Carstins); Jeff Way ) FastAid; Solihull Mayor Joe Tildesley

Car dealer Carstin’s have loaned local First Responders FastAid a brand new potentially life-saving Ssang Yong Korrando LE for use as a Response car in the Balsall Common and Meriden area. The car enables local Community First Responders to attend time-critical life threatening medical emergencies ahead of the emergency services, with incidents such as cardiac arrest, stroke and diabetic emergencies.

 

Elliott Cartwright, the Dealer Principal of Carstin’s of Balsall Common says:

 

“We are very proud to be associated with FastAid and support this extremely worthwhile cause. I am sure this vehicle will provide exceptional service”.

 

The Korrando has been fitted with a West Midlands Ambulance Service radio system and carries the instantly recognisable, green and yellow reflective, hi-visibility livery of an Ambulance vehicle. It also comes with a comprehensive medical kit including an automatic external defibrillator, oxygen and other diagnostic and treatment equipment.

 

The speed at which an emergency responder is able to get to someone suffering an incident cardiac arrest or stroke is critical and for an area like Balsall Common and Meriden which sits at the edge of the area for emergency services at Coventry and Solihull hospitals, this contribution from Carstins could prove to be the difference between life and death for someone in the months ahead.

 

If you are interested in finding out more about being trained as a volunteer FastAid Community First Responder, please call Jeff Way, FastAid, Balsall Common and Meriden Area Co-ordinator, on 01676 534344.