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first responder

noun
1.
a person who is certified to provide medical care in emergencies before more highly trained medical personnel arrive on the scene:
a firefighter trained as a first responder.
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British Dictionary definitions for first responder

first responder

noun
1.
a person who is trained to provide basic life support in a medical emergency
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Contemporary definitions for first responder
noun

a certified, often volunteer, emergency, medical, or law enforcement officer who is the first to arrive at an accident or disaster scene

Examples

First Responders have completed training in care beyond first aid but are not emergency medical technicians

Word Origin

1995-2000

Usage Note

often uppercase

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