On Monday, Gassama began a civic service stint with the French capital’s fire department. He will receive general and practical training and work four 24-hour shifts a month, or eight 12-hour shifts, riding with first responders over the next 10 months, the brigade told AFP. His role with the prestigious brigade will pay him €472 a month, according to the contract he signed in July.
Is there an error or am I missing something? €472 a month seems awfully low for a firefighter. The mean income for a firefighter in the US is $49K. That doesn't include pension, health insurance and overtime. Many make well over $100K a year.