I did some first aid training with St Johns Ambulance a few weeks ago, so that I can be a first aider at our events.
I'd never learnt any first aid before. I thought it might be a bit dull and theoretical. I hadn't even given much thought to what the role might involve. But I'm so glad that I did it. I think it's the most useful training I've ever had.
It's unbelievable that so many people die needlessly, because no one could give them first aid when they needed it.
If I do find myself faced with an incident I don't know how I'll react, or whether I'll remember what to do. But I hope I will be able to help someone when it really matters.