AUTHORS: Walter/Rutledge - ©2004
Written by a group of emergency response professionals from a broad spectrum of public safety and emergency services, this new edition of the First Responder Handbook provides specialized instruction with a focus on emergency medical service training and education that fulfills the requirements for first responder certification as outlined by the National Department of Transportation (D.O.T). This book focuses on first responder education for law enforcement personnel, and offers important concepts, skills, and procedures that enable law enforcement officers to provide quality emergency medical care are offered, including safety and ethical considerations, patient care principles, emergency response tactics, and first responder reactions to incidents involving terrorism. The book also includes special sections specific to law enforcement officers. Among those are: assisting other emergency response personnel during vehicle extrication; traffic control; prisoner care and transport; and the use of less lethal weapons.