The purpose of the FAQ Level 3 Award in Immediate Emergency Care: Fire and Rescue is to provide learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding required to provide appropriate care prior to the arrival of an ambulance. It covers the principles of casualty care for fire and rescue, the knowledge and skills relating to scene safety and patient assessment, life-threatening emergencies, illnesses, medical conditions and injuries and major trauma and physical extrication. The qualification is aimed at individuals who intend to work in the fire service with responsibility for providing immediate emergency care.
This qualification forms part of the FutureQuals first responder on scene qualification suite.
This qualification is Category D on the FPHC PHEM Skills Framework:
Nationally certificated non health care professional pre-hospital provider caring for patients as a secondary role eg Police Officers in Specialist Roles, Fire Service IEC, equivalent UKSAR trained personnel, Enhanced Community First Responder.