first responder

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first responder

n.
A person, such as a police officer, firefighter, or EMT, trained in urgent medical care and other emergency procedures and prepared to move quickly to the scene of an accident or disaster.

first responder

n
(Medicine) a person who is trained to provide basic life support in a medical emergency
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The slim training manual describes patient management and prioritization during structural fires, radiologic events, natural disasters, transportation incidents, infectious disease, and active shooter events, specifically explaining the role of the incident commander, transport group supervisor, emergency medical dispatchers, and emergency medical responders. (Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)
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