CitizenAID Conference - Responding to the UK Terrorist Threat

20 March 2017 Edgbaston Stadium, Edgbaston Road, Birmingham B5 7QU

The citizenAID charity, hosted by the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Hospital Charity, is pleased to be holding CitizenAID Conference - Responding to the UK Terrorist Threat, a free public awareness event designed to enhance regional public preparedness to a shooting, stabbing or bombing incident.  

citizenAID launched at the beginning of this year with a free app to help the public react effectively in the unlikely, but not impossible event of a shooting, stabbing or bombing. The launch was supported by the National Counter Terrorism Security Office and the messages are mutually supporting.

citizenAID specifically builds on the national ‘Run, Hide, Tell’ message to create ‘Run, Hide, Tell, Treat’. citizenAID uses UK military experience of exceptional outcomes from blast and gunshot injury to provide a simple, step by step approach for the public to stay safe and save lives. All four of the expert authors, both military and civilian, are based in the West Midlands and have developed the initiative as a philanthropic public good. The evidence is clear, the public do want this information: citizenAID received 1 million hits on the website in just one day, and the app was trending as the number 1 app for both iPhone and Android phones within 48 hours.

The event agenda includes:

  • The threat in context
  • Improving survival from injury: the military experience
  • Safety first: Run-Hide-Tell
  • You can save lives: the citizenAID initiative
  • Planning and preparation: ‘be prepared not scared’
  • Practical skills: ‘YOU can save lives!’
  • Worked example: what to do if caught up in a shooting (expert panel)
  • Worked example: what to do if caught up in a bombing (expert panel).

Registration for the event and further details can be found on Eventbrite. Further information is available at www.citizenaid.org, on Twitter and Facebook.