BSF signed a partnership agreement on 7 December with the Paris Fire Brigade (BSPP), represented by its president, Marie Courselaud. © Blue Shield France
Blue Shield France, are going from strength to strength with the completion of key training and increasing formal partnerships signed and in development. These partnerships reflect their new status as part of the Civil Security responder network in France. They received their formal accreditation last year.
BSF signed a partnership agreement on 7 December with the Paris Fire Brigade (BSPP), represented by its president, Marie Courselaud. The aim of this partnership is to share the expertise of the Blue Shield France in the field of “heritage safeguarding” and to promote exchanges during various training and awareness-raising days. Increasing their collaboration with the armed forces, Blue Shield France has asked the Heritage Delegation of the Army (Delpat) to offer its members free training to discover the history of heritage protection in times of war, the missions of the Delpat, and specific focus on the Hague Convention and the work carried out by Rose Valland. The training is running throughout January.
In partnership with the Civil Protection of Tarn, the training of the first Operational Managers of the Blue Shield France took place in Albi as part of the Civil Security approval of the association. This training is part of a set of training courses for their members and funded thanks to the support of the Ministry of Culture in order to constitute an operational reserve capable of intervening on disasters affecting heritage anywhere in France.
This training, this sharing of experience, originates from a partnership initiated at the beginning of 2020, between the Civil Protection of Tarn and the Blue Shield France. Noting a commitment where common values intersect, the two associations wanted to share their know-how.
These common values are those of commitment to the benefit of civilian populations, of their protection, in times of peace as well as in times of crisis, but also those of resilience.
While the Civil Protection is committed to the wounds of the population, whether physical, psychological, or material, the Blue Shield is committed to restoring the identity of these populations, which is the signifier of it: its cultural heritage.