There is one similarity between the two terrorists attacks of Paris France and San Bernardino California that is unmistakable -the responders training was evident for the world to see. In an eerie coincidence both municipalities performed training the day of the attack.
Even as the attack unfolded in France the responders were so accustomed to exercises they actually thought it was another training scenario. A French trauma surgeon actually recalled three full-scale field exercises other than the one performed the day of the attack. In their previous exercises the Paris Fire Brigade and the emergency medical services (service d’aide medicale d’urgence, SAMU) exercised their treatment protocols for victims of a multi location active shooter events over a two-year period.