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What is your civic duty? It seems that, lately, our civic duty is merely to pull out our phones and start filming when trauma occurs. Rather than have a group of people get to work on someone who is injured, they pull out the smart device and begin to capture it for their timeline.
Again, we must sit down and ask ourselves, what is our civic duty? Are we going to be the person to act when another person is hurt or needs help? Or are we simply going to let the world happen and watch from a distance, as though we are in a movie?
While you cannot count on everyone to carry a trauma kit and know how to use it, do you? What type of a difference can you make in someone’s life if you learn how to use a trauma kit properly? What about the peace of mind that goes along with knowing you can stop the bleeding if need be?
Whether we are talking about a collapsed world or just a trip down the sidewalk, accidents are going to happen. People are going to find themselves in life threatening situations. When that is the case they will be looking for help.
We all need more training. CERT training is free and you can find a number of self reliance and preparedness shows across the country that will offer courses on TKs and how to use their contents.
Aside from knowing how to use a trauma kit, there are also numerous ways to carry such a kit. There are units that can be carried on your leg, most on your belt and of course, you can wear an EDC bag that packs a trauma kit. You can even carry one in your vehicle.
Its a step we must all consider when we start down this road. Do we act in times of crisis or do we turn away?