St John Ambulance charity is urging us to learn First Aid in order to save lives, reported here by BBC News. This seems a good idea. See St John Ambulance.
I did a St John Ambulance First Aid course years ago. The firm I worked for at the time arranged this training for any of the workforce who wanted to do it. We used to attend the training sessions after work on Wednesday evenings. I wonder whether any firms still encourage their employees to learn First Aid.