1.1 This guide establishes the minimum training standards for First Responders (FRs) who may be responsible for the initial care of sick and injured persons of all ages in the prehospital environment.
1.2 The scope of training will be in accordance with Guide F1287.
1.3 Included in this guide is a standard for knowledge and skill evaluation.
1.4 This guide does not suggest a particular training sequence.
1.5 Operating within the framework of this guide may expose emergency medical service personnel to hazardous materials, procedures and equipment. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For specific precautionary statements, see the documents cited in 2.2.
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