School and workplace shootings and other crises have become routine. Bob Otter wants people to be ready.
A gunman storms into a school, workplace or other public area and begins shooting at will. Just minutes separate life and death for the wounded, many of whom could succumb to their injuries before first responders reach the scene.
A longtime Granville Township firefighter and emergency medical technician is working to empower bystanders in such times of crisis. In February 2018, Bob Otter started CitizenAid, a disaster preparedness company that teaches skills that can save lives between the time someone is wounded and when professional assistance arrives.