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Definition of a 'First Responder'
The definitions of “first responder” in HSPD-8 and the Homeland Security Act are much broader than fire, emergency medical, law enforcement and emergency management:
The term "first responder" refers to those individuals who in the early stages of an incident are responsible for the protection and preservation of life, property, evidence, and the environment, including emergency response providers as defined in section 2 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 101), as well as emergency management, public health, clinical care, public works, and other skilled support personnel (such as equipment operators) that provide immediate support services during prevention, response, and recovery operations. [HSPD-8]
The term “emergency response providers” includes federal, state, and local emergency public safety, law enforcement, emergency response, emergency medical (including hospital emergency facilities), and related personnel, agencies, and authorities. [Homeland Security Act - 6 U.S.C. 101]
First responders and those who support response operations are the more obvious candidates for NIMS ICS training. This may include individuals who perform disaster recovery planning, business continuity, continuity of operations planning (COOP), emergency management, emergency preparedness, and other related or similar activities for their respective private-sectored organization. This may also apply to any critical infrastructure sectored organization.
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