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First responder is a term used by national authorities for local law enforcement, local Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT's), local firemen and fire rescue. These personnel are often, but not always, certified first responders having completed specific medical training leading to a certificate. The term denotes personnel under local control and deployed by local dispatchers unlike National Guard troops, FBI, US Military, US Coast Guard, FEMA and etc. The latter groups are secondary or tertiary responders. First responders have the responsibility of securing civil order, administering first aid, providing evacuation shelter, and providing sustinance in the initial phases of a national or local crisis. Secondary and tertiary responders provide long term recovery and reconstruction assistance in coordination with non-governmental organizations (NGO's), such are the American Red Cross and Salvation Army and assume the responsibilities when requested by local authorities when first responders are unable to complete their roles. A certified first responder is a person who has completed forty to sixty hours of training in providing care for medical emergencies. ... cccgs technical n00bs are pretty noobish ... New FEMA seal The Federal Emergency Management Agency or FEMA is an agency of the United States government dedicated to swift response in the event of disasters, both natural and man-made. ... NGO is an abbreviation or code for: Non-governmental organization Nagoya Airport (IATA code) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... A WWII-era poster encouraged American women to volunteer for the Red Cross as part of the war effort. ... The Salvation Army is a Protestant Christian evangelical denomination, as well as a charity and social services organisation, with international headquarters at 101 Queen Victoria Street London, England. ...

A breakdown in command and communications during the local and state government response after Hurricane Katrina and subsequent levee failure and flooding in New Orleans on August 29, 2005 led to local civil problems and a desperate situation in await of secondary and tertiary national responders and NGO's. New Orleans' Mayor Ray Nagin called for federal response in a "desparate SOS" put out in the media August 31, 2005 following his city's inability to control or put down looting, rape and murder jumping the gun on the state's governor Kathleen Blanco and the Posse Comitatus Act preventing presidential direction of the National Guard without state level request for assistance. As mayor, Nagin was not in a position to request the federal aid. The lawlessness had kept Red Cross and Salvation Army at bay unable to provide charitable relief in the crisis. Louisiana Governor Blanco eventually declared martial law authorizing local law enforcement and state assigned National Guard special powers in putting down looters on September 1, 2005 four days after Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour had declared martial law in his state and well after lawlessness had set into the city of New Orleans. Blanco requested help from President Bush September 2, 2005 in a meeting along with Mayor Nagin aboard Air Force 1 at the New Orleans Louis Armstrong International Airport in Kenner, Louisiana[1]. The lawlessness was essentially ended the next day, September 3, 2005, by the federal responders under the control of President George W. Bush who had temporarily federalized state National Guard troops as requested by Blanco, Homeland Security Director Michael Chertoff and National Guard Hurricane Katrina Joint Task Force Commander Lt. General Russel Honore. Duration: Aug. ... Ray Nagin, Mayor of New Orleans, LA Clarence Ray Nagin Jr. ... Gov. ... This article is about a United States statute prohibiting the use of the armed forces for law enforcement. ... Martial law is the system of rules that takes effect (usually after a formal declaration) when a military authority takes control of the normal administration of justice. ... Haley Barbour Haley Reeves Barbour (born October 22, 1947) is a Republican politician from Mississippi. ... Air Force One is the air traffic control call sign of any U.S. Air Force aircraft carrying the President of the United States. ... Louis Armstrong - New Orleans International Airport, formerly Moisant Field, is located in Kenner, Louisiana and serves New Orleans, Louisiana It has the IATA Airport Code MSY. Louis Armstrong - New Orleans International Airport used to be a major hub for Latin American Travel from the United States. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is an American politician and the 43rd and current President of the United States. ... Michael Chertoff Michael Chertoff (born November 28, 1953), is the current United States Secretary of Homeland Security. ... Lieutenant General Russel L. Honoré is the commanding general of the U.S. First Army in Fort Gillem, Georgia. ...

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certified first responder: Information from Answers.com (1183 words)
First responders do not have enough training to be the highest level of certification on a BLS ambulance, but may be present, although this is not their primary duty.
The first responder training is considered a bare minimum for emergency service workers who may be sent out in response to a call for help and is almost always required for professional firefighters.
First aid associations (about 15 nationwide associations, including the French Red cross, St John of Malta and the volunteers of the Civil protection) also train their volunteers as first responders; the diploma (CFAPSE) is exactly the same as the firefighters.
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