KNOW WHAT TO DO and prepare yourself with citizenAID
Developed as a benevolent initiative for the public and supported by:
  • Royal Centre for Defence Medicine
  • NaCTSO
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • RCSE-1
  • Royal College of General Practioners
  • Royal College of Emergency Medicine
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham
  • British Medical Association
  • Trauma Care
  • Mercia Accident Rescue Service
citizenAID: explainer videos
  • Immediate Actions: Gun or knife attacker
    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.
    **Warning: some of the themes in this information video can be upsetting**
  • Immediate actions: Suspect or Exploded Bomb
    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.
    **Warning: some of the themes in this information video can be upsetting**
  • A bomb scene - citizenAID in action (a simulated incident)
    This film has graphic images of simulated injuries and themes that might be upsetting. It depicts a simulated bombing in a public place and shows how immediate actions by those involved can save lives.
    **Warning: some of the themes in this information video can be upsetting**
The citizenAID App


Simply download the free, no adds citizenAID App from either Google Play, Apple App or the Windows store.

The citizenAID App will reduce the anxiety from difficult decision making in an unfamiliar situation. Follow the logical steps to do the right things in the right order. Stay safe and help us… to help you… to save lives.

The citizenAID app is free to the UK public and is designed initially for use in the UK. Access is left open internationally for the wider public good, but recognising there is detail that relates only to the UK (such as emergency service phone number). Additional country versions will be developed dependent on demand.”  US version is available, search “citizenAID US” in Google & iTunes.


Keep in touch with us via twitter or facebook @thecitizenAID.


The citizenAID Pocket Guide

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 services, to help organise others at the scene and to give life-saving care while waiting for the professionals to arrive.

Be prepared. Learn the system. YOU can save lives.

Developed in close consultation with emergency services and cross-government agencies

“…it is in response not just to terrorism but to the ordinary traumas of everyday life that we should all have a look at the citizensAID[sic] training”

“… people caught up in the tragedy of terror can make a critical, lifesaving difference”

“[citizenAID] provides invaluable information of what to do if you are involved with a security alert … I actively promote this very useful resource for healthcare professionals and the public.”

“I urge you to download and not only review this information, but also to share it with your friends, family and colleagues so that we are all better prepared in the event of another attack.

“The government welcomes the work that citizenAID is doing…”

“CitizenAID complements our ongoing work to advise the public on how to maximise their chances of surviving a terrorist attack.”

“The British Association for Immediate Care (BASICS) whose doctors, nurses and paramedics go to countless scenes where bystanders with little or no training have become involved and have contributed to saving a life wholeheartedly endorse citizenAid.”

“The world is a dangerous place not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing”

“We are very supportive of the concept and aims of citizenAID.”

“citizenAID appears to be an excellent initiative. In the military we always talked about ‘self-aid’ and ‘buddy-aid’ so why should it be any different in the civilian setting? citizenAID has the potential to fill this important gap in emergency medical care.”

The citizenAID Objectives
  • Timothy Hodgetts
    Brigadier Tim Hodgetts explains where citizenAID has come from and why it’s important to act quickly to prevent avoidable deaths.
  • Andrew Thurgood
    Andy Thurgood describes the principles behind citizenAID and the importance of public action in the event of a multiple shooting or stabbing.
  • Sir Keith Porter
    Professor of clinical traumatology, Sir Keith Porter emphasises the necessity of empowering the public to deliver immediate lifesaving first aid.
You can save lives!
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