Roles of Responsibilities of Emergency Response Essay

1899 Words May 29th, 2015 8 Pages
During this assignment I will discuss the roles and responsibilities of Public Services attending an incident, including non-statutory, statutory and voluntary agencies and how they work together during these times.

When attending an incident scene although the first thought in your mind is to help any visual casualties it is extremely important for the first service at the scene to evaluate the dangers and try to preserve any form of evidence as best as possible. This method is used to, 1. Avoid anymore casualties and 2. Help the teams working on the case and the aftermath.

It’s hard to tell who will be first at the scene as it all goes down to location but majority of the time the police are called out to deal with the public.
…show more content…
In situations were the are no live witnesses it is important for the police to give the public an answer/explanation of what they believe has happened.

When responding to an emergency Ambulance response drivers will turn their sirens and lights on to get to the scene as quickly as possible. Once at the scene it is down the paramedics to assess the scene and recognise which casualties need attending too. From personal experience working with the ambulance service I have been told on a number of occasions that the way they determine who needs the most help is by the people who are not making noise or movement. Although you would naturally respond to the person screaming and waving their hands in the air for help the paramedics see this as a positive thing, having the energy to scream and move means you not in enough of a vulnerable situation. However if you are not moving or making noise even though you are in noticeable amounts of pain the paramedics see this as a warning sign and start helping immediately.

After taking the causalities and trying their best to keep them alive before reaching the hospital the paramedics don’t have much involvement with the victims after this point, especially not whilst they are still on duty as they will need to clear out the ambulance and set up ready for another call.

Fire fighters may seem uncessacary to have at a scene where there are no

Related Documents