You never know when you're going to need first aid.
John Moore completed Red Cross first aid training in February this year, and just two weeks later witnessed a car accident.
"I was 10 metres away when a bus clipped a car, which ran off the road at high speed into a pole. My first thought was I can do something and my first aid skills kicked in," says the Adelaide man.
"I checked for danger around the car before approaching the elderly driver. I put my hand on his shoulder and thankfully he was conscious but having trouble breathing. After turning the car off, I called triple-0 and stayed on the phone until the ambulance arrived."
John says he's grateful to the experienced Red Cross trainer who taught him first aid. "Because of the training I didn't panic or hesitate because I knew what to do.
"I think first aid training is an important skill to have because you never know when you might need it."
If you're interested in learning life-saving first aid skills, call 1300 367 428 or click here to find a course near you.
If you're a Red Cross Member or volunteer, you're entitled to a 20% discount off all first aid training using the code HUMANITY as well as a 50% discount on last-minute courses using the code LASTMINUTE. View last minute courses here.
Photo caption: John Moore with First Aid Trainer, Peter Kerrison