The official blog for the First Aid Service Team (FAST), a youth-led workforce-readiness program sponsored by the Oregon Pacific Chapter of the American Red Cross in Eugene, Oregon. This blog is a resource for FAST members, potential volunteers, community event organizers in need of first aid stations, and the general public.

FAST is a group of youth and adult volunteer responders who provide first aid and first response care at community events, teach safety programs, and organize community service projects. FAST meets at the Oregon Pacific Chapter on the first Tuesday of every month to plan new events, organize projects, and practice rescue skills. Visit the Volunteer page to find out about joining FAST.

If you are an event organizer and want to know how your event can benefit from a Red Cross first aid station, visit the First Aid Station page.

Jul 18, 2013

Upcoming Events (Jul & Aug)

Sat, Jul 20 - Bite of Eugene at Alton Baker Park, 9:45am - 11:15pm (3 shifts)
Shift 1: 9:45am - 2pm
Adult: Earlene
Youth: Zack

Shift 2: 1:45pm - 6pm
Adult: Earlene/Brayan

Shift 3: 5:45pm - 11:15pm
Adult: Brayan?
Youth: Gabriel

Sun, Aug 25 - Eugene Women's Half Marathon in Eugene (map), 7:30a-12p
Stations will start in Alton Baker Park, then move to the finish line area (finish line map)
Adults (2):
Youth (6):

Sat, Aug 31 - Ducks Game #1 vs. Nicholl St. @ Autzen Stadium
Carpool leaves the Red Cross at 10am OR meet at South Gate at 10:30am. Finished by 6pm.
Adults: Jill, Brayan, Mike, Earlene
Youth: Katelyn, Zack, Emily, Wyatt, Miles, Ian,

Jun 4, 2013

Summer Events

Saturday, June 1 - Moonlight 5 @ PeaceHealth Advanced Stroke Center, Springfield, 845p - 11p
Adult: Earlene
Youth: Katelyn, Gabe, Quincy

Monday, June 17 - UO Gradfest @ U. Oregon, 945a-515p
Shift 1 (945a - 130p)
Youth: Brian, Gabe, Brandon

Shift 2 (130p - 515p)
Adult: Brayan
Youth: Brian, Gabe, Sam

DATE TBA - Bite of Eugene

May 3, 2013

Third Annual Young Women's Fire Camp

Are you an energetic young woman who is interested in learning more about the fire service? Do you know someone who is?

The Eugene Fire & EMS and Springfield Fire & Life Safety Departments are hosting the Third Annual Young Women’s Fire Camp June 17 - 21, 2013. This is a free day camp for high school aged young women and will be held at the Emergency Services Training Center at 2nd & Chambers in Eugene. The goals of camp are to build leadership and team skills, instill confidence in young women, and provide an opportunity to try firefighting through hands-on drills such as live fire training, rope rappelling, and emergency medical response scenarios.

The application period closes on May 31, 2013. Below is a link to the application for anyone interested in applying.

For more information, contact Cathy Smith at 541-682-7135 or email

Feb 24, 2013

April Events

CANCELLED: Saturday, April 20th - Wine Country 5K @ King Estate Winery

Saturday, April 27th - UO Ducks Spring Scrimmage @ Autzen Stadium, 1045a-1p
*Meet in Lot 8 of Autzen Stadium at 10:15am*
Youth: Brandon, Gabe, Ian
Adult: Mike S, Brayan

Saturday, April 27th - Eugene 5K @ Hayward Field (Details TBA)
Youth: Gabe, Quincy, Brandon, Ian
Adult: Mike H, Shirley

Sunday, April 28th - Eugene Marathon @ Various Locations (Details TBA)
Youth (16+): Brandon, Emily R, Miles, Ian, Katelyn, Gabe, Quincy (after 11am), Brian (after 11am), Simone, Andy H.
Adult (8+): Brayan, Nathan, Mike H, Mike S, Tracy, Marilyn, Shirley, Earlene

Email Nathan Keffer to sign up!

Jan 24, 2013