AID FOR MULTIPLE CASUALTIES FROM A SHOOTING, STABBING OR BOMBING INCIDENT
Citizen Aid is one of the Queen Elizabeth Hospitals Birmingham (QEHB) charities.
It is the initiative of four very experienced UK civilian and military clinicians working in collaboration with industry to improve public resilience.
The Citizen Aid programme is designed for the general public to be able to immediately act after casualties have been incurred from a shooting, stabbing or bombing incident and whether one or multiple casualties.
Assistance from the public in the first few minutes and very soon after the point of injury can help save lives in these difficult circumstances when otherwise they may be lost.
Citizen Aid provides the skill for a member of the public to work in a period of time when there won’t be any emergency services on scene. In the time leading up to a co-ordinated response to an incident there are simple skills learnt from battlefield experience that can be applied to an injured person which will help save a life.
In the time taken for Emergency Services to arrive, citizens aid will provide the necessary skills to save some patients.
MROC 4x4 Response are supporting Citizen Aid as an extension of the first aid course.