WHO WE ARE
FAST (First Aid Support Team) is an organisation made up of health professionals from all over the world working across Amsterdam, Brussels Calais and Dunkirk.
We provide first aid, first aid kits, and assist patients to access appropriate (emergency) healthcare. We also organise first aid training for both volunteers and displaced people.
We strongly believe in the basic human right to being treated with dignity and respect and apply this basic human right in our day-to-day efforts when helping and assisting people forced from their homes by violence, persecution, and poverty.
FAST runs solely of volunteers; both coordinators working from home and volunteers in the field.
Numbers in September
Referred to other service
People all over the world have been massively generous in their support of displaced people in Calais and Dunkirk, but there is still so much work to be done, with new people arriving daily.
With your help we can:
- Provide first aid to displaced people
- Train other groups on the ground and displaced people in first aid
- Provide first aid kits
WHAT WE DO
We are there
People who need first aid can count on us. We try to do our best to provide basic care to all displaced people who need us.
FAST is solely based on volunteers, in the field, the board and in the coordination team. Therefore, the resources we gather are only spend on helping displaced people.
We provide first aid education to volunteer groups and give training to displaced people. We believe that it is important that everyone has the capability to deal with medical emergencies.
When the media is gone and big aid-groups leave, often there is still a need for basic care. We stay until basic care is secured for everyone.
Our services are developed through our own experiences and knowledge from others. We learn and higher our standards every day.