He was in midnight blue. He is now in orange. This Tuesday, the day of the Sainte-Barbe – the firefighters' day – the Grévin museum dressed its firefighter of Paris in the presence of the 8e company.
More than 27,000 lives saved
The famous wax museum on Boulevard Montmartre (IXe) had hosted in 2002, in its flurry of people, Michael Jackson to Madonna via Jean-Paul II, a firefighter of the BSPP (Brigade of firefighters of Paris). The statue, like all the characters in the wax museum, was inspired by a "real" person. Emmanuel Guillemoteau was chosen, then vice-world champion and first of the French 6e World Fire Games, for model. The Paris museum intended to pay tribute to fire soldiers, who save lives. Last year, firefighters completed more than 500,000 interventions (one every 63 seconds) and saved more than 27,000 lives.
Only for a year, the museum was out of date … The behavior of the BSPP firefighters changed color and quality. The museum has followed. The new equipment of the BSPP aims to improve the protection, the ergonomics, the ease and the visibility of the firefighter in operation.
The firefighter of the BSPP now sits in orange at the Musée Grévin next to the supermodel Cara Delevingne, she, dressed in black, latex version, stilettos and leather.