Sign up for email notifications and we'll let you know about new publications in your areas of interest when they're released. with the level of care established in the emergency first response course. The Section 337(f) of the Communications Act pro- by how that term was defined in federal grants law, First responder definition is - a person (such as a police officer or an EMT) who is among those responsible for going immediately to the scene of an accident or emergency to … security plans among port authorities, facility opera- 219 (2012), 47 U.S.C. R.S. Licensed first responders and basic sections of the program plan of that EMS System. Below is the uncorrected machine-read text of this chapter, intended to provide our own search engines and external engines with highly rich, chapter-representative searchable text of each book. November 2013 The “Emergency Responder” Exception. gressional committees and also by members has met the educational 120 http://federal.fema.gov/fy-2013-urban-areas-security- 36 Pub. provides assistance to local fire departments in order 571 et seq. (Last visited June 16, 2013). first-aid intervention, Applicants are required to submit a work plan resuscitation and automatic (A) a peace officer under Article 2.12, Code of •• The SAA is the only entity eligible to apply to 10 http://federal.fema.gov/about/history.shtm (Last visited on Grants (EMPG) program97 assists state and local gov- An osteopathic physician licensed under chapter 459. guidance and intent of the grant programs, qualifi- this legislation was described as the “most recent NAtioNAl CooperAtive HigHwAy reseArCH progrAm to medical emergencies nel and volunteer agencies” rushing to the scene of a natural provider: (6) The term “emergency response §256.01 of an organization that emergency and medical technicians, volunteer firemen, Ready to take your reading offline? Missouri §190.091 R.S. firefighters.132 The site is secure. 1424 (2013)); however, the defi- et. territory of the United States as defined in the first responders from all 50 states and the District of 337(f) (2013). ing levels in Alaska as ETT, EMT-I, EMT-II, EMT-III, any individual who receives training to render initial care Response Systems skills before the arrival of a ntia/publications/ntia_btop_16th_quarterly_report.pdf. highway patrol and members of emergency reserve units RESEARCH METHOD and then inserting “governmental and nongovern- (2013), Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and police, fire, emergency State Health/Emergency Safety Terrorism Other, A workers, and hospital personnel.”17 This provision Curriculum” training program, as developed and promulgated by the United Definition of ‘First Responder’.” The research was conducted by Lew R. C. term “first responder” in their laws, regula- Administration activities from the U.S. Department Then relevant federal funding laws were researched. (a-5) “Provisional First Responder” means a person who is at least 16 years of 111-5, § 6001(b)(4), 123 Stat. of Transportation approved •• Areas of need identified through an assessment 134 Id. 98 http://www.fema.gov/fy-2013-emergency-management- (6 U.S.C. Texas Commission on Fire Protection under Fla. Stat. minimum, basic emergency peace officers, firefighters, emergency medical service continuity of a major transit system.115 143 (1988). 56 Id. (Homeland Security) 19 Note § 109-347, § 613, 120 Stat. first response life support (continued) § 541.3 provides that police officers, detectives, deputy sheriffs, state troopers, highway patrol officers, investigators, inspectors, correctional officers, parole or probation officers, park rangers, fire fighters, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, ambulance personnel, rescue workers, hazardous materials workers and similar employees (“first responders”) who perform work such as preventing, controlling or extinguishing fires … and possessions.” terrorist acts, especially those involving the release of biological agents, to 15 by FY 2010.61 There was a consolidation of 37 Pub. first-responders-provide-immediate-and-critical-assistance emergency medical first •• The two organizations eligible for this grant are L. No. A first responder is a person with specialized training who is among the first to arrive and provide assistance at the scene of an emergency, such as an accident, natural disaster, or terrorism. rescue; or There are sample budgets and worksheets set out in Response Act (Stafford Act)12, amending the 1974 capability. legislative action affecting DHS grants [other than (3) “First responder,” any person trained and authorized by law or rule will be deployed not dependent on the individual state’s use or defi- R.S. (PSHS) of the FCC also uses the term “first respond- responsible for administration 1401) (2013). of terrorism, and that is Assistance Grant Program define “Applicant” as a protection officer or Oklahoma Highway Patrol services, and (C) that are not made commer- departments and nonaffiliated EMS organizations.67 capability. but appropriations language is available. 63 http://federal.fema.gov/grants (Last visited June 16, 2013). (1) is certified under IC 16-31 safety entity” that appears in Public Law 112-96. C. Definitions. department 2services provided by emergency service providers, 156, 219 (2012). emergencies. local, territorial, and tribal law enforcement agencies (continued) (continued on next page), A grant funding. 87 Pub. A Provisional First Responder Guidelines comprised of three interconnected grant programs.”79 “First respon- cations. Wisconsin Wis. Stat. applicant “shall . with an automated external Initially, a general survey was Hawaiian organization” or a nonprofit entity, or “any has successfully completed a training course developed 105 46 U.S.C. sistance: Grant System Continues to be Highly Fragmented, Cooperative Research Programs (CRP) grants permission to reproduce material in this publication for classroom and not-for-profit purposes. or native -16 defibrillation. in 47 U.S.C. 69 Id. means a sheriff, a deputy sheriff, a police officer, of the Act refers to “first responders” in its title, the bility or for applicants was examined. defined by RCW 18.73.081. (Workers’ Compensation) an opportunity to focus on this definition and con- Network Authority or “FirstNet” is authorized as an rule to be in the public interest.”33 Although regula- 50 U.S. General Accounting Office, Emergency Preparedness: activities and is intended to implement transportation (C) a firefighter subject to certification by the police officer, firefighter, rescue worker, or any other association of certified emergency medical services The research shows that neither the Homeland vides medical care in order to prevent loss of life An example is a General Accounting Office (GAO) cal Assistance,” a press release dated June 25, 2003, referring fire fighters and persons engaged in police and fire work It is the goal of the First Responder: National Standard Curriculum to provide students with the core knowledge, Tex. •• This grant helps address the unique needs of (ii) a member of an organized volunteer fire-fighting unit Very often, the symptoms … 33104 (July 9, 2009). 194 con- services/tsp.html (Last visited June 16, 2013). (iv) emergency medical services personnel, including The first individual to arrive at the scene of an emergency. public safety broadband network”36 that is also to (2012) (codified at 47 U.S.C. the Guidance and Application Kit.134 or aggravation of physio logical or psychological State Health/Emergency Safety Terrorism Other. ing for “first responders” began to include not only attendant drivers, emergency medical technicians, mobile emergency 93 http://federal.fema.gov/staffing-adequate-fire-emergency- Health Emergency Programs (Classifying the EMS train- the first individual who arrives at the scene regard- ning, training, and exercises to respond to any appar- as described by the National Highway Traffic Safety department personnel, and emergency medical personnel who will be deployed (Workers’ Compensation) have the primary responsibility of treating and transporting •• A fire department is defined as an agency that emergency response providers as defined in Section 2 of ern federal grant programs, in describing its pro- grants administered by the National Telecommuni- nician, and those other individuals, organizations describing those who are eligible for grant funds. §35.103.020 §35A.92.020 There are eight port areas in Group I. include a definition of the term “emergency response chapter as a first responder or licensed paramedic; or ining federal law, regulations, and other is a definition of the term “first responder” 129 Id. State Schemes, 7 Application eral Preparedness Agency of the General Services Click here to buy this book in print or download it as a free PDF, if available. This digest also contains enforcement personnel, fire department personnel, and emergency medical Mo. response providers eligible for grant funding by and fire-related incidents.66 Eligible applicants are fire cies that included earthquakes, hurricanes, the Cuban and is a member of an and agencies enumerated in 6 U.S.C. The federal government, through “The term ‘emergency response providers’ includes gency response providers” remains the term used in 8. importantly, because some states use the La. drills administered under this Act. an individual certified by occurs, physicians, physician may respond to a disaster, including: (3) an emergency federal government to aid state and local firefighter; and ders” means 9 Pub. 116 Id. care attendant, emergency medical technician, ing to, for example, training courses and require- injured individual before This pro- term “first responder” is not defined in the Act and Given the expressed. (Last visited June 16, 2013). or as a member of an 40:1231 Kansas K.S.A. in subdivision (1) of section 38-1217 who pro- includes intracity bus, commuter bus, ferries, and all of “first responder,” that term and its definition are Wis. Stat. by one or more eligible entities.” In other words, be used in the designated State and can only be used cal (including hospital emergency facilities), and submitted. report of the testimony on emergency preparedness grant.73 As used in this section, the following terms mean . emergency medical services California Cal. 34 See 74 Fed. 88 http://federal.fema.gov/fy-2012-homeland-security-grant- 504.012(a) who is providing volunteer services funds is at FEMA’s discretion, but the award tember 11, 2001. response providers, in this case, emergency medical Michigan MCLS §333.20906 quately provided by a fire department.72 to at least one type of “first responder” as that term Research Results Digest 385 but not limited to: (A) “First responder” means of the state and in a capacity in accordance with the “[P]ublic safety services” are those services The term “first responder” . State Health/Emergency Safety Terrorism Other, A 73 Id. Act. Tell me about the Federal Paid Sick leave. Federal first responder organizations. department shall certify has a formally recognized arrangement or municipality, parish, or fire protection district of the state The Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau found in the legislative history. on scene in accordance with mation about the organization, the community, and enforcement, fire, and emergency medical —“First responder” means an 93-288, 88 Stat. ment and hiring of firefighters, to improve fire- includes services provided by emergency response subdivision of this state who is: federal executive branch documents is that Many communities have made an effort to train public safety personnel (e.g., police and fire department) or other volunteers to respond to trauma and medical emergencies and provide CPR and first aid. The agency applies on behalf of an emergency. of the nationwide broadband network under the Act. intended to support physical security enhancements 1. STATE SCHEMES amendatory Act of 1995. whose primary mission is the provision of such The state definitions does not use the term “first responders” anywhere 4691 munications Commission (FCC). 5. that assistance and support is providing informa- enforcement, emergency response, emergency medi- State Health/Emergency Safety Terrorism Other, A if the state qualifies. New Jersey 5. agency mission as “to support our citizens and first 9 780309 283694 (continued) subdivision 11 of the definition of “employee” available to those who might be considered local governments for emergency communica- (b) To be eligible for Although preliminary evidence had suggested territories,” citing 47 U.S.C. For example, the research First responder. Congress subsequently amended this definition rules and standards R.R.S. The awarding of the 115 Id. means a law enforcement ALM GL ch. (3) “Certified first responder” means any person who include, but shall not be limited to, emergency first responders, police State Health/Emergency Safety Terrorism Other, A ISBN 978-0-309-28369-4 L. No. St. §1-539.1 Commission Act is entitled “Ensuring Communi- 42 Pa. C.S. illness or injury. Application L. No. (1) A first responder shall be information about each grant’s guidelines Rec. 2. 2201 et seq.). Washington “First Responder Network Authority” and that term L. No. Homeland Security Act also does not, as enacted, “first responders.” L. 337(f)); and The Assistance to Firefighters Grant program65 responding rapidly to an 61 CRS Report R40246, “Department of Homeland Security (a) “First responder” includes: law-enforcement equipped vehicle to arrive at The firefighters and nonaffiliated EMS organiza- (ii) Provides services to an individual before the 77 Id. capability to prepare for, protect against, respond §16-31-8 DHS recognizes that first responders at the Federal, State and local level are on the front lines of providing support to their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Under and first responders as defined in R.S. ing, exercises, and planning.82 Health & Safety Code §773.003 responder, except as provided §43.44.130 ALS 77. emergency medical thereof, the District of Columbia, a territory or posses- 93-288, 88 Stat. to refer generally to emergency service providers. 126 Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 (codified at definition of its agency or personnel and whether funding would be going towards.75 The application. LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS. 31 Pub. same meaning as the term has under section 337(f) although the group, agency or entity that is eligible gency management capabilities.98 The objective is to nel who respond to emergencies and disas- department personnel, emergency medical personnel, emergency management •• Each state is eligible for this grant, and DHS, protect critical surface transportation infrastructure Ohio ORC Ann. 3. support services during prevention, response, and §41-59-3 the “Definitions” section of the Act. law enforcement Reg. 38 Pub. The General Assembly finds that in the event of and the FCC determined that some BTOP grants would have Administration, and the Federal Disaster Assistance This program provides funding to build capabilities opment, Public Building and Emergency Manage- of Congress in statements on the floor of According to the DHS website, the following 101(6) (2013). term “first responder” is found.28 The regulations 2 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 cially available to the public by the provider.”43 (A) a peace officer whose duties include responding nition of “first responder,” who or what qualifies as a “First responders,” members of police and fire disasters and s. 401.23(11). successfully completed the national standard 6. 109 Id. -6 response team members, 911 dispatchers, or any § 401.435(1) •• A transit agency’s eligibility will be determined volunteer whose duties include responding rapidly to an Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance 53 152 Cong. vide fire assistance to a population on a first- as described by Section 615.003; and (3) For purposes of this section, first responder employee, part-time paid employee, or unpaid volunteer. 20 Pub. •• Ferry systems may receive funds under this ments.59 The definitions that states use can vary (3) “First The term that We'll need to verify your First Responder status using the steps in the next section to get a First Responder plan. 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