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Parisians attend first aid training in case of new attacks

  • French Protection Civile rescuer Philippe Aubertin, left, attends free first aid training with Parisians in the French capital to be better prepared for future terror attacks, in Paris, France, Saturday, March 26, 2016. The two-hour sessions provided Saturday by rescuers in every district of Paris aim at teaching participants aged from 12 how to react in emergency situations. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    French Protection Civile rescuer Philippe Aubertin, left, attends free first aid training with Parisians in the French capital to be better prepared for future terror attacks, in Paris, France, Saturday, March 26, 2016. The two-hour sessions provided Saturday by rescuers in every district of Paris aim at teaching participants aged from 12 how to react in emergency situations. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)  (The Associated Press)

  • Parisians attend free first aid training in the French capital to be better prepared for future terror attacks, in Paris, France, Saturday, March 26, 2016. The two-hour sessions provided Saturday by rescuers in every district of Paris aim at teaching participants aged from 12 how to react in emergency situations. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    Parisians attend free first aid training in the French capital to be better prepared for future terror attacks, in Paris, France, Saturday, March 26, 2016. The two-hour sessions provided Saturday by rescuers in every district of Paris aim at teaching participants aged from 12 how to react in emergency situations. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)  (The Associated Press)

  • Parisians attend free first aid training in the French capital to be better prepared for future terror attacks, in Paris, France, Saturday, March 26, 2016. The two-hour sessions provided Saturday by rescuers in every district of Paris aim at teaching participants aged from 12 how to react in emergency situations. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    Parisians attend free first aid training in the French capital to be better prepared for future terror attacks, in Paris, France, Saturday, March 26, 2016. The two-hour sessions provided Saturday by rescuers in every district of Paris aim at teaching participants aged from 12 how to react in emergency situations. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)  (The Associated Press)

About 3,200 Parisians are expected to attend free first aid training in the French capital to be better prepared for future terror attacks.

The two-hour sessions provided Saturday by rescuers in every district of Paris aim at teaching participants aged from 12 how to react in emergency situations.

The measure was approved by the Paris city council in December in the wake of the Nov. 13 attacks that killed 130 people.

"We must all know the five or six basic techniques that will help protecting the population if ever there are other attacks", Patrick Pelloux, an emergency room doctor, said. Pelloux was also a columnist for Charlie Hebdo and was among the first to arrive at the satirical newspaper's offices after the Jan. 7 massacre last year.