first responder

first responder

noun
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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first responder
 
n
a person who is trained to provide basic life support in a medical emergency

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Main Entry:  first responder
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a certified, often volunteer, emergency, medical, or law enforcement officer who is the first to arrive at an accident or disaster scene
Example:  First Responders have completed training in care beyond first aid but are not emergency medical technicians
Etymology:  1995-2000
Usage:  often uppercase
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