The firefighter profession is part of the Safety field.
Ordinary hero of our daily life, the firefighter (rome code K1705), formerly a firefighter, is today called upon to intervene in all types of emergency situations endangering the safety of people or goods: Victim assistance represents 70% of its interventions: discomfort, burns, drowning … They are often the first to arrive on the scene, and must react quickly. whether road, naval, air or rail. They provide medical assistance, extricate and transport casualties. Fires only represent 10% of their work. Whether it be home, vehicle, forest or garbage fires, they are the only ones authorized to intervene.Environmental risks: more and more common in recent years, they intervene in protection operations environment (industrial pollution, forest fires, oil spills, etc.) or during emergency plans linked to natural disasters (floods, earthquakes, storms, etc.). More sporadically, they also deal with problems with broken elevators, gas or water leaks, and other miscellaneous incidents or disasters that may endanger others. Whatever the intervention, the firefighter is likely to be called upon 24 hours a day, during the day like at night. Currently, the fire brigade is made up of 3 main profiles: volunteer firefighters (80% of the workforce): they are citizens carrying out studies or work outside their firefighter mission. They are affiliated with municipal rescue centers. Professional firefighters (15% of the workforce): they are professional firefighters, full-time, working in barracks, mostly in large cities. They are civil servants depending on a local authority; military firefighters (5% of the workforce): they bring together the Marins Pompiers de Marseille, working in particular on Navy installations and rescue at sea and depending on the National Navy , as well as the Firefighters of Paris, recruited by the Army.Whether civilian or military, the firefighter is subject to a hierarchical organization, on the model of the army (sapeur, corporal, deputy). officer, officer).