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Combat medic (Denis Safran)

(B2) Denis Safran is an unusual doctor. Resuscitator anesthesiologist, head of the department at the Pompidou hospital (in the 13th century), he above all became the doctor of the BRI, the Research and Intervention Brigade, of the Parisian police; An elite unit called in for tough times. This is a fact that is often little known. But elite units like the RAID, the GIGN, and also the BRI, have equipped themselves with a medical team, which goes on intervention, in the assault columns, to be as close as possible to the wounded, and to give the care as quickly as possible. Every minute, every second counts in the event of a serious injury. This is how on November 2015, XNUMX, Denis Safran was one of the first doctors to enter the damaged Bataclan. “ Very quickly he understood that there was no point in treating people on site. It was necessary to use the war technique: evacuate people to the hospital as quickly as possible. »… the rest in “Combat doctor, Denis Safran with Vincent Rémy (published by Grasset, January 2017, 208 pages, €17,90)

(Nicolas Gros-Verheyde)

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).