First responder


First responder

First responder is a term used to describe the first medically-trained responder to arrive on scene of an emergency, accident, natural or human-made disaster, or similar event. Such people may be police or other law enforcement, firefighters, emergency medical services, search and rescue volunteers, or lay rescuers. In some countries they may also be people who have had significant first aid training (more than a first aider) who arrive at scenes of emergencies to deal with casualties until more advanced support arrives.

Wilderness first responder

A Wilderness First Responder has additional skills in ad hoc patient packaging and transport by non-motorized means.

ee also

* Certified first responder

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  • first responder — UK [ˌfɜː(r)st rɪˈspɒndə(r)] / US [ˌfɜrst rɪˈspɑndər] noun [countable] Word forms first responder : singular first responder plural first responders the person who arrives first at the scene of an accident or other emergency situation, for example …   English dictionary

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  • Wilderness First Responder — Wilderness First Responders are individuals who are trained to respond to emergency situations in remote settings. They are part of a wide variety of wilderness medical professionals who deal with medical emergencies that occur in wilderness… …   Wikipedia


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