Spanish Emergency Services Personnel—Professional Qualifications

By George H. Potter The Spanish Ministry of Labor and Social Security has published the up-to-date Professional Qualifications for Public Service Emergency Responders in a Royal Decree of more than 330 pages. This latest law supercedes several previously published documents which, to certain degrees, defined the professional qualifications for firefighters and rescue personnel in the regional and municipal fire brigades and civil aviation airport fire brigades. The new law establishes eight professional qualification categories for personnel in public safety and environmental protection activities. The following are the overall occupational categories:     I.  &n...

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