To the Editor The article by Goralnick et al titled “Preparing for the Next Terrorism Attack: Lessons From Paris, Brussels, and Boston”1 highlights 3 important lessons from these tragic events. In terms of engagement of the bystander, the second lesson they discussed, Israel’s emergency medical system Magen David Adom has been at the forefront for more than a decade of incorporating volunteers into its prehospital response.
Jaffe E, Alpert EA, Lipsky AM. A Unique Program to Incorporate Volunteers Into a Nationwide Emergency Medical SystemMaximizing Preparedness for a Mass Casualty Incident. JAMA Surg. Published online July 12, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2232
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