Caitlin | Mobilize User
"We were on vacation in the Canadian Rockies, on our way to a waterfall we wanted to see. We were in the middle of nowhere in Revelstoke, British Columbia when a horrible head-on car accident occurred. We were the first ones to arrive at this scene, and the only words to describe it would be 'shock' and 'frantic.' My boyfriend ran to help as there was screaming going on everywhere. There was metal, car parts, and gasoline everywhere. I ran around our rental car a couple times because I didn't know what to do next, and wasn't sure if I wanted to see what was in front of us. Another bystander and myself called 911 and explained where this road was, and then I decided I couldn't stand there and watch and needed to go help."
"A screaming man was stuck in a car that was non-existent. Another was laying in the road on his back. A female passenger was wandering with a bad head injury and blood covering her whole face. Myself and another bystander started talking to the women with the head injury, trying to calm her down. I had no idea what to do as I stood there with this young women so I took out my phone and started going through the Mobilize prompts. We found medical supplies in the cars and we used the app to confirm what to do for a bleeding head injury. I immediately felt a sense of calm just because we had a way to help to the best of our ability in a situation where you are otherwise left helpless and in shock."
"The first responder's took 25-30 minutes to arrive. Firefighters took well over 40 minutes to arrive to help the guy that was stuck in the car with very severe leg injuries. The second and third ambulances also took around 40+ minutes."
- a) How quickly your life can be in the hands of total strangers.
- b) Just because we have paramedics and EMT's does not mean they can easily get to you and help.
- c) Knowing how to help isn't something that should be taken lightly, it really could be a life and death situation when you LEAST expect it."
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