The 1st Fire and Rescue Regiment defends the North-East of Paris and the Seine-Saint- Denis department (headquarters: Montmartre)
The 1st Fire and Rescue Regiment is in charge of a sector which covers one third of the North-East of Paris and almost all the department of Seine-Saint-Denis, i.e. 2.2 million inhabitants. This area is characterized by residential estates often housing a heterogeneous population living in precarious conditions. The Seine-Saint-Denis has more than 40 estates often dilapidated and renowned for their dangerosity.
It also includes some famous sites, e.g. the Stade de France, the Opéra Garnier, the Spring stores and Galeries Lafayette, 3 large railway stations and Le Bourget business airport.
In order to defend the area, the 1st GIS is made use of 9 companies covering 23 rescue centers which employ daily 504 firemen. The overall number is of 1,808 people: 46 officers, 292 non-commissioned officers and 1,470 non-commissioned firemen.
The 1st Regiment is the most in requested in the BSPP with 179,701 interventions. It intervenes on 43% of the fires covered by the Brigade. The average rate of demands in 24 hours amounts to 3.8 interventions for the machine pump and 7.8 for the personal rescue.
Number of firemen: 1,808
Number of rescue centers: 23
Population: 2.2 million inhabitants