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The number of firefighters is 251,900 including:

  • 41,800 professional firefighters (17%)

  • 197,100 volunteer firefighters (78%)

  • 13,000 soldiers (5%)  BSPP (Paris Fire Department)
     BMPM (Marines Firefighters of Marseille)

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Officials of local authorities, professional firefighters (SPP) provide the backbone of the departmental fire and rescue services (SDIS).

They are 198,000 (2021 figures), they have their jobs and
their family like everyone else, and are committed
to intervene at any time. Their solidarity and altruism
are demonstrated every day!

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Several sections open each year in Tarn&Garonne -
join the Young Firefighters

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