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Kentucky Speedway Fire and Safety Team (F.A.S.T.)
Updated: Wednesday, May 24, 2006 - 02:21:17 PM
Kentucky Speedway Fire and Safety Team (F.A.S.T.) provides Fire/Rescue and Emergency Medical Services at a $168 million dollar major motorsports facility in north-central Kentucky. This 1.5 mile "tri-oval" motorsports racing venue is situated on 1000 acres of land located adjacent to I-71, approximately halfway between Cincinnati, Ohio and Louisville, Kentucky. F.A.S.T. operates an Infield Care Center (emergency hospital) and two Grandstand Care Centers, each staffed with Trauma Surgeons, Emergency Care Nurses and Paramedics, supported by six (6) roving EMS teams on medical carts and a University Of Kentucky Aero-Medical Air Evacuation Helecopter on site during racing events. In addition to the above, F.A.S.T. operates seven (7) Fire/Rescue Track Safety vehicles, one (1) Heavy Rescue and twelve (12) Advanced Life Support EMS Ambulances. This fleet of emergency vehicles is staffed by 275 to 300 Fire, Rescue, EMS and Medical professionals who provide emergency services to upwards of 75,000 daily spectators, participants, and event workers during five (5) motorsports event weekends annually. In addition to racing, Kentucky Speedway F.A.S.T. provides emergency services for the 100,000 fans attending the four day "Country Stampede" music festival each June. Directed by Charles Williams, F.A.S.T. membership includes fire, rescue and emergency medical service personnel from across Kentucky and several adjoining states. Working together with NASCAR, IRL, ARCA, ASA and other race sanctioning bodies, Kentucky Speedway Fire and Safety Team (F.A.S.T.) prides itself on training, preparation, readiness and response. Each year KY FAST conducts a "MotorSports Fire Safety Spring Training" for its members as well as personnel from other race tracks. To learn more about F.A.S.T. and MotorSports Fire Fafety go to: www.motorsportsfiresafety.com To learn more about Kentucky Speedway go to: www.kentuckyspeedway.com
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