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fast response unit

A UK term of art for a vehicle that can be deployed to the scene of a medical emergency. While the term refers to any such vehicle, certain FRUs (e.g., cars, motorcycles and bicycles), which are more accessible than larger vans or helicopters, deploy a single paramedic carrying the bare essentials (e.g., oxygen, defibrillator, epi-pens, nitrates) who treats and triages and decides whether the victim needs to be transported to hospital.
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Chris Lloyd, of Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue, is part of a North Wales rapid response unit that can be deployed to respond to natural disasters like Storm Desmond.
Volunteers who have joined the Ministry of Internal Affairs constitute the basis Ukraine s police rapid response unit should be formed on, as well as special purpose subdivisions of the National Guard of Ukraine, stressed Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Tuesday, October 20, during a meeting of the Board of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine summoned to tackle readiness of the internal affairs agencies to ensure law and order during the local elections.
The aircraft was met at the airport terminal by an HSE ambulance and paramedic rapid response unit.
After contacting the ambulance service, a very short time later the rapid response unit arrived and the paramedic, Aaron, quickly assessed the situation, gave comfort and treatment.
The arrests were made following a joint sting operation by the Criminal Investigation Department, the Crime Prevention Unit and the Police Rapid Response Unit (MMAD).
But Mr Varadkar was duty-bound when the rapid response unit was sent to Edmondstown Golf Club in Rathfarnham, South Dublin.
The spokesman said: "We sent a rapid response unit and an ambulance and our helicopter was sent as well.
The arrests were first reported by LifeNews, a pro-Kremlin media outlet, which said 14 members were held in a series of arrests by the "spetznaz" of the Rapid Response Unit.
This was a rapid response unit with worldwide airlift capability designed to safely evacuate and manage contagious patients under Biosafety Level-4 (BSL-4) conditions.
NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said in an interview published on Wednesday that the alliance was preparing a rapid response unit to deploy troops swiftly in eastern Europe.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion, he said that all ambulances would be in the control of political administrations that would be part of special rapid response unit and provide health facility to the IDPs.
Hayat said the Rapid Response Unit of police -- personnel on motorcycles -- would start working from next month.

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