The development of citizenAID has been undertaken in close collaboration with the emergency services and across government agencies in order to ensure that guidance is complementary to existing operating procedures. citizenAID has been launched during the 2016 ‘National Counter Terrorism Awareness Week’ and complements the police’s public safety message from the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO). The Head of NaCTSO, Chief Inspector Richard Harding, said on t
The President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Mr Michael Lavelle-Jones said on the day of the launch of citizenAID: “As a College dedicated to delivering high standards of patient safety, we welcome the launch of citizenAID today. In the aftermath of any event leading to casualties, the general public will inevitably be first at the scene. The application of knowledge and simple skills in the critical period after the injury can make the difference between life
Guidance for immediate actions in an active shooter or knife attack. Multiple casualties from shooting or stabbing are very rare, but correct preparation could save your own life and the lives of those around you.
Guidance for immediate actions following a suspect or exploded bomb. In the event that you must report a suspect bomb or you are involved in an explosion, your immediate actions can save your own life, the lives of your family and those around you.
Many people across the country have prepared themselves to know what to do when someone collapses with a heart attack. But being able to act effectively after serious injury from bomb blast, gunshot and stabbing requires different knowledge and skills. Quick actions in these situations, particularly to stop bleeding, will save lives. The citizenAID Pocket Guide is a clear and simple series of immediate actions. YOU can be the person to provide information to the emergency ser