Emergency responses in case of mass casualties’ different big bang incidents: the Paris Fire Department prehospital medical care approach

Lefort H, Travers S, Bignand M, Mihai I, Béguec F, Calamai F, Hersan O, Tourtier JP, Carpentier JP. Emergency responses in case of mass casualties’ different big bang incidents: the Paris Fire Department prehospital medical care approach. Med Emergency, MJEM 2014; 21:3-9.

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Correspondent author: Hugues LEFORT, MD

Emergency Medical Service, Fire Brigade of Paris, Paris, France

1 place Jules Renard, 75017, Paris

hdlefort@gmail.com

Lefort H, MD 1, Travers S, MD 1, Bignand M, MD 1, Mihai I, MD 1, Béguec F, RN 1, Calamai F, MD 1, Hersan O, MD2, Tourtier JP, MD 1, Carpentier JP, MD3
1. Emergency Medical Service, Fire Brigade of Paris (BSPP), France
2. SMPM, Military Health Services, Paris, France
3. Military Paramedics School, Toulon, France

Category: Original article

Received: Nov 5, 2014

Revised: Nov 19, 2014

Accepted: Nov 26, 2014

There is no conflict of interest to declare

ABSTRACT

introduction: Taking into consideration the natural disasters, the industrial and terrorist attacks had changed significantly with time. The idea of terrorist threats such as chemical biological radiologic or nuclear (CBRN) have determined the authorities to change and adjust their approach.

Methods: Through the experience of the Fire Brigade of Paris (BSPP), we focus on the emergency services organization during a major event and on the triage of the victims, whether of a natural disaster or exposed to the CBRN.

Results: The new approach is based on a very clear and very well organized emergency care support, a very well organized commanding network, and last but not least a very well prepared logistic support.

Conclusion: The willingness and the necessity to anticipate the occurrence of such risks is materialized by the systematic well organized and clearly assigned functions: transport, triage, medical care, and evacuation of the victims. All of which are coordinated by the medical rescue direction

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