The value of increased medical training for all officers
Without a doubt, the faster you can get proper trauma care to any injured victim, the greater their chances of surviving the injury. Equally assured, the large majority of emergency calls will see a law enforcement officer on scene before members of the fire department or emergency medical system (EMS) personnel arrive. As trained first responders, officers cannot wait around for EMS to arrive but are duty-bound to start providing emergency care as quickly as possible within the confines of their training.
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