You don't have to be on a war zone to appreciate the importance of first aid in an emergency situation. If a soldier gets trained on the application of first aid to increase his survival chances on a hostile environment, why we don't do the same in today's violent and complicated world? I refuse to give up my freedom to go to the movies, or to the mall, or to a concert, or to enjoy life to terrorists and criminals. But to be realistic, having a first aid kit and a tourniquet and knowing how to use them effectively, will significantly increase the chances of survival from stab wounds, accidents, or gun shots. God forbid this from happening but if it does, I will be prepared to help my family, others or myself. Get trained, a first aid kit and a tourniquet, and I hope that you never have to use it. More information can be found at the American Red Cross web site.