There is an imperative, universal need for bystanders to play a more active role in responding to emergencies that result from accidents, medical emergencies, and acts of violence.
Trauma is the leading cause of death between the ages of 1-44.
An estimated 30,000 traumatic deaths could be prevented each year if medical care was started sooner.
Since the average ambulance response time is around 9-15 minutes, a bystander is frequently a victim's best hope for survival.3 Unfortunately, bystanders don't always have the knowledge or equipment they need to intervene. NOW THEY DO!