First and fast care: Emergency medical technician on the scene 

Crossposted from Public Health Insider

Pictured: EMT Nate Strobel and daughter Maryanne

Today, we’re taking a closer look at Basic Life Support (BLS) response. Sent to an incident by 911 dispatchers, BLS personnel are the first responders to a scene and provide immediate medical care, such as advanced first aid and CPR/AED to stabilize the patient.  Staffed by firefighters trained as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), BLS units arrive at the scene in about five minutes (on average).

We connected with EMT and firefighter Nate Strobel with the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority to tell us a bit about his 15 year career within the King County EMS system.

Read more at Public Health Insider