citizenAID launches updated version of attack response app

UK counter terror charity citizenAID has released an updated version of its award winning app and pocket guide which provides members of the public with simple step-by-step instructions on how to help themselves, and others, when there are casualties from a deliberate attack.

The app, which won a Counter Terror Award last year, provides advice on shooting, stabbing and bombing incidents, and has now expanded to also provide support in both vehicle and acid attacks. There is also guidance for what to do on encountering an unattended item in a public place.

Brigadier Tim Hodgetts CBE, Co-Founder of citizenAID, said: “Since citizenAID was launched in 2017, we witnessed an unfortunate surge in deliberate attacks. Some of these have used acid or vehicles to create harm and we have been determined to ensure that our advice was extended to involve these threats. The new version of the app is also even simpler, making greater use of icons over text, which we believe increases its utility in a crisis, extends its accessibility, and supports its ability to be more easily translated.”

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