The FAST program is run through the Volunteer Services Department of the American Red Cross. We serve local community events by providing onsite first aid stations for injuries that could occur during those events. FAST members are volunteers that commit to being certified in CPR /AED for the professional rescuer, First Aid, Oxygen Administration and Blood Borne Pathogen training. FAST is present at UT home football games, and a variety of community events. We are proud to offer a high level of care to those we serve.
We are always accepting new volunteers and locations to serve. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer follow the links for “Volunteers” to learn the steps to take.
If you would like Red Cross First Aid Station Teams to be at your event, follow the link for “Venues” to be in contact with us about how the FAST program can meet your needs.
- FAST volunteers responsibilities and qualifications: (For a complete listing of responsibilities and qualifications please see Phases of FAST Membership). (PDF)
- Attend FAST Volunteer Orientation
- Commit to serving at five events and attending three FAST meetings annually
- Receive the following training required
- CPR/AED for the professional rescuer
- Standard first aid (higher certifications such as EMT Paramedic, LPN, RN qualify)
- Blood borne Pathogens
- Oxygen Administration
The American Red Cross FAST program provides First Aid services onsite for the duration of your event and provides appropriate personnel coverage.
Our volunteer leaders are trained to be liaisons between our volunteer staff and your event staff as well as Rural Metro ambulances and other emergency response organizations. The American Red Cross has the needed equipment as well as portable First Aid station tents to set up at your venue if you do not have a structure to serve as a First Aid station.
Events we have provided services for include UT home football games and community events such as festivals, races, mud runs, etc.
FAST Costs: $50.00 per hour per station. Depending on the size of the event, some events may require more than one First Aid station. To help offset the cost of your First Aid station, you may consider seeking out private sponsors for your event.