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22/01/2016

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FR - Around 20 police officers of the Paris area will migrate to the fire brigade; no unique emergency number


France - This is a small revolution: the police will come and work with the firefighters! "This will be effective by the Euro 2016 at the latest," that is to say in June, announced a senior official at the Interior Ministry. Since March, around twenty police officers of DSPAP (Direction of community policing for the Paris area) will migrate to the fire station Porte Champerret (XVII).

For the time being, the platform will not have a unique emergency number, even if the fire-fighters had suggested that in the past.

Eric Faure, President of the National Federation of the fire-fighters in France (FNSPF), had mentioned about the abundance of emergency numbers: "The citizens do not understand anything anymore."

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