Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


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

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

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

Usage Note

often uppercase


Read Also:

  • First-run

    noun, Movies. 1. the initial exhibition period for a film.

  • Firsts

    [furst] /fɜrst/ adjective 1. being before all others with respect to time, order, rank, importance, etc., used as the ordinal number of one: the first edition; the first vice president. 2. Music. highest or chief among several voices or instruments of the same class: first alto; first horn. 3. Automotive. 1 (def 31). 4. (often […]

  • First sacker

    noun phrase A first baseman (1911+ Baseball)

  • First-sale doctrine

    noun 1. a legal principle allowing the purchaser of a lawfully made copy of a copyright-protected work to sell or give away that copy without permission but not to reproduce it.

Disclaimer: First-responder definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.