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what is the difference between EMT and first responder. That is includes schooling,
Some states have first responder certification levels, In texas this is known as ECA, its just a basic first aid class, I think 45 hours or so. But the two terms are not mutually exclusive, EMT's can be first responders such as Firefighter/EMT's who arrive on an Engine first, or an EMT who responds with a rescue unit that then calls for an ambulance for transport. But as far as education goes, EMT takes longer to obtain in states that actually recognize them as different levels.
Are people honestly confused by the term "first responder" when used in this context? It's blatantly obvious that he's talking about the "first responder" as a level (technically now "Emergency Medical Responder" at the national level) and not as a description of job function.