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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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Ideas on the drawing board include uniformed warden patrols and a rapid response unit organised with police to dash out to emergency calls.
If the rapid response unit is formed, staff will be specially trained with evacuation techniques and to treat victims of a chemical attack.
22 -- The Wildlife SOS Rapid Response Unit received a distress call on their Helpline number (9917190666) about a large snake lurking in the premises of a factory located a few kilometers outside the city.
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).
A rapid response unit and a paramedic initially helped the man before an ambulance arrived in the street which is a track running parallel to the main road through Wattsville, Islwyn Road, near some playing fields.
SUPPORTERS of jailed farmer Padraig Nally have called for an armed rapid response unit to protect people in rural Ireland from attacks.
The RNLI's Rapid Response Unit went to Guyana at the request of the Department for International Development (DfID) after weeks of rain and flooding made over 250,000 people homeless.
Paramedics and a rapid response unit were sent to the address in Whiston and we took the patient to Whiston hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Richard Roberts is looking to minimise the final number of redundancies and will be working with the National Union of Knitwear, Footwear and Apparel Trades and the DTI rapid Response Unit to find alternative employment.
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.
Mark worked in the ambulance service's rapid response unit and was the first point of contact for many patients.
The West Midlands could now get a special rapid response unit, similar to a team being set up in London.

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