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Civilian display of Star of Life

Discussion in 'Firefighter/EMS Talk' started by thenewguy, Mar 3, 2006.

  1. thenewguy

    thenewguy

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    Is it appropriate for a person who has first aid/first responder training to display a small Star of Life decal on his/her automobile to indicate that they can provide first responder aid to those in need? The person in question has American Red Cross advanced first aid/CPR/ERT training.
     
  2. TxFire

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    Here is a cut and paste form elswhere:

    Who may use the "Star of Life" symbol? NHTSA has exclusive rights to monitor its use throughout the United States. Its use on emergency medical vehicles certifies that such vehicles meet the U.S. Department of Transportation standards and certify that the emergency medical care personnel who use it have been trained to meet these standards. Its use on road maps and highway signs indicates the location or access to qualified emergency care services. No other use of the symbol is allowed, except as listed below:

    States and Federal agencies which have emergency medical services involvement are authorized to permit use of the "Star of Life" symbol summarized as follows:

    1. As a means of identification for medical equipment and supplies for installation and use in the Emergency Medical Care Vehicle-Ambulance.

    2. To point to the location of qualified medical care services and access to such facilities.

    3. For use on shoulder patches worn only by personnel who have satisfactorily completed DOT training courses or approved equivalents, and for persons who by title and function administer, directly supervise, or participate in all or part of National, State, or community EMS programs.

    4. On EMS personnel items - badges, plaques, buckles, etc.

    5. Books, pamphlets, manuals, reports or other printed material having direct EMS application.

    6. The "Star of Life" symbol may be worn by administrative personnel, project directors and staff, councils and advisory groups. If shoulder patches are worn, they should be plain blue "Star of Life" on a white square or round background. The function, identifying letters or words should be printed on bars and attached across the bottom separately. The edges of the basic patch and functional bars are to be embroidered.

    Special function identification and physical characteristics must be adhered to when applying the "Star of Life" to personal items, as follows:

    a) Administrative and dispatcher personnel must use a silver colored edge, and the staff of Asclepius should be with a silver colored serpent. These items do not need a white background.

    b) The shoulder patches and other EMS patches may be displayed on uniform pockets and the symbol can also be placed on collars and headgear.

    This article was taken from Rescue-EMS Magazine, July-August 1992
     

  3. Victory

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    why not just be honest and display a red cross CPR sticker?
     
  4. thenewguy

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  5. DScottHewitt

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    There you go. The Star of Life represents training to a certain minimum standard in emergency care. And ARC don't provide it.....


    Scott

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