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PARIS – 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.