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.
noun
1.
a person who is trained to provide basic life support in a medical emergency
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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