How to become an emergency specialist

Help protect individuals and minimise risk at crisis at crime scenes.

What does an emergency specialist do?

Sometimes called "First Responders", emergency specialists include firemen, paramedics, and others called to scenes of crisis or crime. Emergency specialists attempt to minimise risk after an event and provide assistance to those individuals at the scene.

Duties and tasks

  • Minimise risk by dousing fires or taking other steps as needed.
  • Participate in in-service events and drills to hone rescue and reaction skills.
  • Provide first aid to those at the emergency.
  • Rescue, free, or evacuate those trapped in dangerous conditions.
  • Rush to scenes of fire and other emergencies.
  • Study building maps and plans to become familiar with access points and escape routes.

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