Surge in French police, army sign-ups after Paris attacks

A French soldier patrols in the La Defense business district near Paris on November 25, 2015, as France's military sees a spike in interest from potential recruits in the wake of the November 13 jihadist attacks on ParisFrance’s emergency services and military have seen a surge of interest from young people keen to join up after watching the Paris attacks unfold on television. The police, fire brigade and armed forces have all reported a jump in young people asking about careers — or like Chaudemanche, wanting to volunteer for a few months. A day or so later the 20-year-old decided to go and volunteer with the Paris fire brigade, where the recruitment office is seeing up to 20 enquiries a day — five times more than before the November 13 carnage, which left 130 people dead and 350 wounded.

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