Emergency medical responders are people who are specially trained to provide out-of-hospital care in medical emergencies. The Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) is not meant to replace the roles of Emergency Medical Technicians or Paramedics but to provide care to patients before the arrival of an ambulance. Emergency Medical Responders are typically Fire Fighters, Law Enforcement Officers or other trained individuals that assist in providing basic life support.
A emergency medical technician (EMT) is a health care worker who provides medical assistance to patients while they are en route to the hospitals. They are always the first one at the scene of the accident and are responsible for the initial assessment of a patient's condition.