first responder

[ furstri-spon-der ]

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.

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Origin of first responder

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First recorded in 1970–75

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first responder

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

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