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A '''first responder''' is
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.
 
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{{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>}}
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== Overview ==
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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.
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Revision as of 20:59, 11 November 2012

Definition

A first responder is

[t]he initial responding law enforcement officer(s) and/or other public safety official(s) arriving at the scene.[1]

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