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04 January 2017

What's all this talk today about CitizenAID?

What's all this talk today about CitizenAID?

If you've been watching BBC News on TV today or listening to any of the major radio stations, you will have heard lots of interviews given by members of the citizenAID team.

SP Services as you would expect, is very much involved with this project so we have listed some useful background information for you.

citizenAID has been developed by military and civilian medics to teach the public about how to provide potentially life-saving treatment before the arrival of the emergency services in the event of a terrorist type incident.

citizenAID is the initiative of four deeply experienced UK civilian and military clinicians working in collaboration with industry to improve public resilience. Timothy Hodgetts, Keith Porter, Andrew Thurgood and Peter Mahoney are all very well known and highly respected 'medics' both in the UK and internationally.

When there is a shooting, stabbing or bomb explosion the initial priority will be public safety. This can delay the time before the emergency services are able to reach the injured. citizenAID enables the general public to be effective in these situations before the emergency services are available to provide professional medical support.

citizenAID is a simple, logical system of immediate actions. It is designed to guide the public to react safely, to pass effective messages to the emergency services, to prioritise the injured and to give life-saving first aid. This combination of effective organisation and immediate treatment will save lives.

citizenAID builds on tried and tested principles that have been used by individual soldiers to save life following comparable injuries sustained in the combat setting. citizenAID transfers the knowledge and skills to the public so that you can help yourself, your family and the wider community.

citizenAID is available to the whole public, with the fundamental resources being free to access and use. Additional optional training is available for those who work in jobs where there is perceived to be a higher threat or increased likelihood of encountering casualties from shooting, stabbing or bombing.

Be prepared – with citizenAID YOU can save lives

In collaboration with citizenAID, SP Services are developing a number of kits, wall mounted cabinets and additional emergency products that allow members of the public as well as employers and owners of public buildings to provide easily accessible medical equipment in the event of a disaster or terrorist attack. For further details on equipment, please contact paul.watts@spservices.co.uk

 

 

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