First responders typically are the first emergency personnel to arrive at the scene of an accident. They assess a patient's condition and administer first aid. First Responders can answer calls of service which range from childbirth to major motor vehicle collisions or accidents. First responder are trained in controlling blood loss and securing broken limbs. Serious motor vehicle collisions or accidents can call for a patient(s) to be stabilized where significant spinal damage is possible or suspected. Bixby’s Fire Department personnel serve as First Responders for the area and to begin life saving measures until paramedics arrive on scene.