How about the young mother whose child is severely injured or choking?
If she remembers her first aid, and does not panic, she may well be the sole reason her child lived and did not die waiting for help that may or may not get there.
Would it not be a comforting feeling to know that every person you are working with has the training and skills to save your life if you are unable to render self-aid?
Maybe you will panic at the time but hopefully at least one person standing there staring at you will remember their first-aid training and will do something for you or your loved one.
It is the one thing our educational institutions can do that will have an immediate and long lasting effect on society.
It is a skill they can teach that their students actually will use at some time in their life to the benefit of themselves and others.