There will be times when you will need to be your own first responder. What do we mean by this?
How long is the response time for other first responders to get on scene? What happens during a disaster situation, especially when the incident is widespread. Wilderness situations where communications is limited and additional assistance is hours away.
Even in urban environment will the person(s) needed assistance be able to wait long enough for responders to arrive?
When you are in familiar conditions who better to initiate first response than you?