First Responder And Emergency Responses

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First responder refers to a person who has been trained in the emergency response field. First responders may have multiple tiers of training, depending on what the requirements are for the services they provide Firefighter is defined as a person who fights fires; spec. a member of a fire service trained to extinguish fires and to provide other emergency and rescue services. (firefighter, n." OED Online. Oxford University Press, March 2016. Web. 21 March 2016).Fire fighters work either full or part-time, in an accredited firehouse, under the rules and regulations of that particular industry.
Police Officer is defined as an official who is responsible for the maintenance of public order (obs.) (b) a member of a police force; a constable. (police
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The hippocampus regulates memory and emotional functions in the brain. The link between size of the hippocampus and traumatic exposure seems to occur only when there is negative input, and does not appear to occur with the positive input. This suggests that the relationship between the size of the hippocampus is directly related to trauma. This makes the connection to post-traumatic stress disorder independent and the focus directly on trauma exposure. (Levi-Gigi, May 2014). Participants in this study were divided into two groups. Group one included 32 active duty firefighters who were repeatedly exposed to trauma as part of their daily work routine. Group two was the control group, which consisted of 31 unexposed controls whose ages, years of service, and genders, corresponded with those from the exposed firefighter’s in group one. Participants were interviewed using the structured clinical interview for DSM-IV Axis I disorders (Levi-Gigi,May …show more content…
Participating firefighters and CSI agents in group one reported multiple exposures to potentially traumatic events as defined by the DSM-V criteria. The unexposed civilian participants in group two worked in an industrial factory and were interviewed by a clinical psychologist to ensure they had not been previously exposed to trauma as defined by the DSM-V (Levy-Gigi, Levin and Keri, July 2014). All participants were interviewed using the structured clinical interview for DSM-IV Axis I disorders. Despite the fact that the approach and perspective on trauma is different depending on occupation, police officers and firefighters from group one both had difficulty encoding traumatic situations in general (Levi-Gigi, Levin, Keri, July 2014). Researchers looked to the biological components as possible indicators for predictors, such

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