fast response unit

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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But after waiting almost an hour-and-a-half a paramedic from the fast response unit rushed the mum-of-two to Warrington Hospital in his car after realising that none of the promised ambulances would arrive.
A fast response unit of patrollers in Charford, Sidemoor and Bromsgrove Town Centre worked together to put a stop to vandalism in their neighbourhoods.
After the Mirror contacted eBay on finding the ambulance for sale, it volunteered to remove the "fast response unit" from its website.
He has also worked in Bosnia, Sierra Leone, Macedonia and Afghanistan and set up a force of 24 medical personnel for the Deployable Aeromedical Response Team Squadron, a fast response unit for the air force.
The concept of the fast response unit, driven by a trained paramedic, was put forward in the run-up to the Commonwealth Games in Manchester.
A Sea King helicopter from RAF Lossiemouth was scrambled shortly before 2pm when the alarm was raised by a 999 call from a mobile phone.It rushed a six-strong Fast Response Unit from RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue Team to the scene.
Mitchell has recently rejoined the fast response unit having taken a two-year sabbatical with the firearms unit at Birmingham Airport to allow him more time to concentrate on his rugby career that has taken off late in life.
"I understand that there are urgent investigations going on to see if a Fast Response Unit employing 30 staff might be set up to provide back-up to Jaeger's factory in Kilmarnock.
Six ambulances and two paramedic fast response units were called to the scene to take the casualties to hospital.

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