Accession Number PB2014-102184
Title Legal Definitions of 'First Responders'. Research Results Digest 385.
Publication Date Nov 2013
Media Count 31p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract This digest was prepared to answer the following questions: first, whether there is a definition of the term first responder in federal law, and second, if there is a definition in federal law, what is the definitions effect on the distribution of federal grant funding. This digest also contains an analysis of grants available from the federal government to aid state and local governmental entities in preparing for and responding to natural or manmade disasters and emergencies (i.e., grants that would be available to those who might be considered first responders). The grant programs are analyzed and described in terms of general information about each grants guidelines for applicants and administration.
Keywords Emergency medical personnel
Emergency preparedness
Emergency response
Federal funding
Federal laws
First responders
Law enforcement
Manmade disasters
Natural disasters

Source Agency National Academy of Science Transportation Research Board
NTIS Subject Category 91I - Emergency Services & Planning
43D - Police, Fire, & Emergency Services
44G - Environmental & Occupational Factors
Corporate Author Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC. National Cooperative Highway Research Program.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1408
Contract Number N/A

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