A convention binds Total to the city of Marseille, which provides personnel from the Marseille Firemen Brigade.
This convention provides that:
- Three firemen and one civil employee 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 an administrator, a General Director, a Management Controler and an Assistant.
The Equipement Center is based in Rognac. The staff work there.