- List some of the factors that complicated the efforts of the emergency crews (fire, police
And medical) in responding to the Madrid attack.
Ans. Madrid train attack is recorded as the biggest Islamic terrorist attack on Europe. After
The attack rescue operations by Police, Fire and Medical teams became very difficult. The
Factors that affected their work are as follows.
There was no field triage or the tacking system which resulted in least injured patients
reaching The emergency care units first.
Fire and Police team had no access to the centralized information.They got confused to send
How many personnel to each site and, as a result there was a complete imbalance.
Telecommunication systems were completely overloaded and disrupted as result Police, Fire
And other emergency response systems could not communicate with each other at all.