responder is an induvidual who has completed a USDOT approved 40-hour course. Similar in training
to an Emergency
Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B), first responders
are capable of providing basic emergency
medical care such as cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), automatic defibrillation, bleeding control, splinting, and assisting with childbirth.
who most commonly
become first responders
are firefighters, law enforcement officers, lifeguards, camp counselors, school staff, industrial workers, and any other person who may be the first
to come in contact with a medical emergency
employed at the automtive plant, Mike witnessed a machinery accident, in which a co-woker became seriously injured. With
his first responder
training, Mike was able to stop the bleeding until the paramedics arrived.With
her first responder
training, Brooke saved a drowning victim at the local pool.