F.A.S.T. First Aid Medical Support Team

  • FAST vehicle

The First Aid Support Team (FAST) utilizes volunteers certified in first aid and CPR, Medical First Responders (MFRs), Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), nurses, lifeguards and other rescuers from the community to deploy to medical emergencies or first aid requests at athletic events, races, fairs, concerts and other events. The staff, led by a physician medical director, board certified in emergency medicine, receives extensive training in medical care and customer service.

Since 1975, FAST members have logged more than 6,000 volunteer hours, providing event medical services in Michigan at over 75 events a year, and giving care to nearly over 1,200 patients in 2016 alone.

FAST is trained and ready to respond to any medical situation from minor first aid to chest pain and cardiac arrests. Teams can be equipped with Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs), emergency oxygen, Epi Pens, spinal immobilization gear, over-the-counter medications and a wide range of first aid supplies.

FAST can quickly deploy to any medical emergency or first aid request utilizing foot patrols, bike teams, and off-road emergency vehicles. Also available are free-standing tents, an enclosed first aid trailer and command center or a first aid station as well as a treatment center that can be placed in a customer supplied building.

For more information on having FAST at your next event or to become a volunteer – no experience necessary! - email Emily Feuka, Program Director, at emily.feuka@redcross.org or call 734-971-5300 X 204.