[Ads-l] "first responder"

Bill Mullins amcombill at HOTMAIL.COM
Fri Apr 10 15:46:31 UTC 2020

_Boston Globe_ 12 Aug 1973 p 37 col 8
"In addition, any police or fireman who staffs a 'dual-purpose vehicle' would have to be trained to offer
'first-responder' care -- that is, to stabilize a patient until more sophisticated help arrived."

> There is an OED entry for this, under _first_:
> ---
 > first responder  n. North American a member of the emergency services who is first on the scene
>  at an (esp. medical) emergency, esp. a member of a fire or police department trained to provide
>  emergency medical care.
>  1975   Jet 20 Feb. 18/1   The course, now taught at Harvard, trains ‘first responders’,—firemen,
>  police and ambulance personnel to administer medical aid.

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