Nicolas FOLIO

Beamtet, Head of Main Rescue Center, La Réunion Departmental Fire and Rescue Service


About me

A firefighter since 1995, I have over 20 years of experience in management, both in daily operations and in emergency situations. This experience spans several areas: operational, human resources, budget management, inventory, equipment, training. After leading a company of about 200 firefighters and working in the studies and prospective office of the Paris Fire Brigade, I am now a center head within the SDIS of La Réunion. Interested in computing, I specialize in application development in languages and environments such as VB.NET, C++ (Visual Studio.NET), PHP/MySQL, Java, VBA, and OoBasic. Passionate about foreign languages and civilizations, I am currently conducting research that combines these fields with my profession. Therefore, it is natural for me to teach at the University of La Réunion, in German, English, and history, but also in my area of professional expertise: security.


Visual C++
Excel with VBAt
Visual Basic.NET
Scuba diving
Project Management
Emergency Operation Management
English Language
German Language
English studies
German studies
International relations
Public speaking
High Availability
Microsoft Office
Public Sector
Project Leadership
Crisis Management
Risk management
Stress Management
Human Resources
Team Management
Software Development
Change Management
Leadership development
German as a foreign language
Leadership skills


Professional experience for Nicolas FOLIO

  • Current 1 year and 4 months, since Feb 2023

    Head of Main Rescue Center

    La Réunion Departmental Fire and Rescue Service

  • 4 years and 4 months, Oct 2018 - Jan 2023

    Head of Rescue Center

    La Réunion Departmental Fire and Rescue Service

  • 11 months, Sep 2008 - Jul 2009

    Officer cadet

    Ecole Supérieure et d'Application du Génie

  • 2 years and 1 month, Sep 2006 - Sep 2008

    Officier élève

    Ecole Militaire Interarmes

    Officier élève - Filière renseignement / langues Major concours d'entrée filière lettres 2ème au classement général en fin de scolarite

Educational background for Nicolas FOLIO

  • Current 9 months, since Sep 2023

    Ph.D. in German Civilization

    Université de Paris Ouest - Nanterre La Défense

  • 1 year and 1 month, Sep 2015 - Sep 2016


    Rennes 2

    The New York Firefighter - Hero of the 19th Century

  • 10 months, Sep 2013 - Jun 2014


    Université Paris Sud Ouest Nanterre

    Firefighters and heroism in Bavaria at the end of the 19th century.


  • French

    First language

  • English


  • German


  • Portuguese



Playing the guitar
Playing the piano
Long distance running
Scuba diving

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