‘Spiderman’ hero, who rescued boy dangling from balcony, starts first day with Paris fire brigade

‘Spiderman’ hero
‘Spiderman’ hero

The Malian migrant, who rose to fame after scaling four apartment storeys to rescue a boy hanging from a balcony, has started his first day with the Paris fire brigade.

Mamoudou Gassama was nicknamed ‘spiderman’ after footage of him athletically climbing the flats to reach the boy was viewed millions of times on social media.

The feat secured the 22-year-old an audience with President Emmanuel Macron, who granted Mr Gassama French citizenship.

The Paris fire brigade also offered Mr Gassama a job in the wake of his heroics, an offer the service made good on when the Malian joined its latest intake of recruits over the weekend.

The fire service tweeted a picture of its new volunteers saying: “24 new volunteers civic service including Mamoudou Gassama joined this afternoon the fire brigade of Paris. Congratulations to them.”


‘African Spiderman’ rejects Mali president’s offer, begins firefighting training in France

‘African Spiderman’ rejects Mali president’s offer, begins firefighting training in France

True to the words of French President Emmanuel Macron that African Spiderman, Mamoudou Gassama, would be employed as a firefighter in France, Gassama has started his training.

Taking to his Twitter handle yesterday, Gassama shared photos of his visit to the Champerret barracks of the Pompiers De Paris.

The photos showed the 22-year-old being shown the workings of a firefighter vehicle, as well as getting his hands dirty with some on-the-spot training.

After so many hours of the President of Mali trying to convince Gassama to come back home and join the military, the young Malian who is now a French Citizen rejected the offer from his home president to be made a General in the Malian Army, as he started his first day at work with the fire department in Paris.

Gassama had climbed four storeys to rescue a child on Monday in France and has been hailed as a hero in the country.

He met with President Macron, who gave him French citizenship as well as a job in firefighting.

France's 'Spiderman' joins fire brigade as citizenship awaits

France’s ‘Spiderman’ joins fire brigade as citizenship awaits

Mamoudou Gassama, the 22-year-old Malian ‘Spiderman’ feted for saving a child hanging from a balcony, took his first step toward French citizenship Tuesday and joined the fire brigade as accolades continued to pour in over his daring rescue.

Video footage of Gassama scaling four storeys of the building with his bare hands has catapulted the young man to global fame, and earned him the promise of citizenship from President Emmanuel Macron.

Gassama became an overnight sensation after the video of him plucking a four-year-old boy to safety Saturday went viral.

Gassama arrived in France via Italy and the perilous Mediterranean migrant route.

The boy’s paternal grandmother, who like his mother lives in Reunion, told RMC radio Tuesday that she was ‘very moved’ by the images of the rescue and sent ‘huge thanks’ to Gassama.

Gassama told Macron during a visit on Monday that he ‘did not think twice’ before springing into action.

She saw a contrast between the treatment of Gassama and ‘the repressive policy of this government against migrants and those without documents.

France's 'Spider-Man' begins job in Paris fire brigade | The Cube

France’s ‘Spider-Man’ begins job in Paris fire brigade | The Cube

The Parisien ‘Spider-Man’, who found fame earlier this year after scaling an apartment building to save a young boy dangling from a balcony, has started his new life as a firefighter in the Paris fire brigade.

Mamoudou Gassama, a Malian migrant living in Paris, met the French president, Emmanuel Macron, shortly after the heroic rescue, where he was promised French citizenship and a place in the fire brigade.

Many social media users publicly congratulated Gassama on his recent venture to the fire brigade, some calling him a hero and wishing him a “Long and happy life.”

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