As emergency responders, we know seconds count when disaster strikes. Today, communities are making great strides in preparing for the unexpected – severe weather events, transportation accidents or a mass casualty event.
That’s why pre-positioned resources increase response time and can decrease further injuries and mostly importantly save lives.
“This resource has the potential for huge community benefit,” Anita Guffey, director, Emergency Management, Carle Foundation Hospital and State of Illinois Region 6 Coordinator said. “This is already is use at regional events like Mahomet Street Fest. If it’s already on site at large scale gatherings, it’s a huge leg up for first responders or laypersons with some basic First Aid training in getting help to people fast.”