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Striking not even an option for overstretched Paris Fire Brigade

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FOCUS FRANCE 24
By: Karina CHABOUR | Yuka ROYER
7 min

As a nationwide transport strike makes it difficult for French people to get to work, one group of workers remain on the frontline: the "sapeurs-pompiers" or firefighting paramedics, who make up the backbone of the French capital's emergency services. The overstretched Paris brigade of 8,000 firefighters respond to half a million calls every year, many of which turn out to be unnecessary. Our reporters have been following one team in the capital who, like their colleagues in Marseille, don't have the right to strike. 

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A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett.

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