Alistair Quaile
Journal of Paramedic Practice, Vol. 7, Iss. 12, 08 Dec 2015, pp 591

It is with great sadness that November will be remembered for
the worst attack on France since World War II and the deadliest
in the European Union since the Madrid train bombings in
2004. On Friday 13 November, multi-site terrorist shootings in
Paris left 130 people killed and over 300 in intensive care. A state
of emergency was declared by President François Hollande, and
temporary border checks introduced. While the outcome of the
attacks left the country devastated, it is worth highlighting the
proficiency at which Paris organised an effective medical response
to the attacks, which ensured that many lives could be saved.

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