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== Definition ==
 
== Definition ==
   
 
A '''first responder''' refers to the first individual who arrives at the scene of an emergency, regardless of the individual's type of credential. The first responder uses a limited amount of equipment to perform initial assessment and intervention and is trained to assist other [[EMS]] providers. This level of provider is not intended to be utilized as the minimum staffing for an ambulance.
A '''first responder''' is
 
 
{{Quote|[t]he initial responding law enforcement officer(s) and/or other public safety official(s) arriving at the scene.<ref>[[Digital Evidence in the Courtroom: A Guide for Law Enforcement and Prosecutors]], Glossary, App. E, at 73.</ref>}}
 
 
== Overview ==
 
 
The first responder uses a limited amount of equipment to perform initial assessment and intervention and is trained to assist other [[EMS]] providers. This level of provider is not intended to be utilized as the minimum staffing for an ambulance.
 
 
== References ==
 
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[[Category:Medical]]
 
[[Category:Medical]]
 
[[Category:Definition]]
 
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