Thursday, 29 November 2012

First Responders

First Responders

First Responders are medically-trained volunteers that respond from their homes directly to the scene of an emergency to bridge the time gap before an ambulance arrives. Responders Receive 62 hours of certified training through the Chippewa Valley Technical College and are state of Wisconsin licensed through the State of WI. 50% of the members have continued their medical learning to be licensed as Emergency Medical Technicians. This would include another 159 hours or more to become licensed as EMT-basics, another 600 hours as EMT-Intermediates, or 1400 hours as licensed paramedics.
A critical difference is placement of life-saving equipment with responders in the rural setting. Each Responder carries medical supplies, an advanced airway kit, oxygen, stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, blankets, and limited medications, such as glucose for diabetics, as well as reassurance for patients that the ambulance is on its way. In addition, town governments have purchased seven Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) that are strategically placed with Responders in the town areas. 

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