A convention binds Total to the city of Marseille, which provides personnel from the Marseille Firemen Brigade.
This convention provides that:
- Three states and one civil personnel ensure the operation of the center and the maintenance of the equipment
- The permanent employees of the center travel with the equipment and deploy it in case of oil spill
- Additional resources (up to 30 men) for the Brigade, can be mobilised quickly
- Theoretical and hands-on training are provided to the Brigade's staff
The Management of FOST is in Paris. It is comprised of his administrator, his General Director and an Assistant.
The Equipement Center is based in Rognac. The four staff work there.