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Information: Civil Protection marks International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction
The Azores Regional Civil Protection and Fire Service (SRPCBA) marks the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, celebrated on October 13, with the distribution and dissemination of flyers and posters. They are aimed at drawing attention to the measures to be taken in case of earthquake, which can make a difference and save lives. "Even though an earthquake seems to us a distant phenomenon,... more >>

Information: SRPCBA's first round of training for Civil Protection agents covered more than 400 participants
The first cycle of training promoted by the Azores Regional Civil Protection and Fire Service (SRPCBA) included courses on "Civil Protection Emergency Planning and Municipal Management" and the awareness-raising actions "Civil Protection and Local Power." It covered about 450 participants in 2018 and 2019. “The commitment to training and awareness raising in these areas is quite relevant to ... more >>

Information: Azorean firefighters to represent Portugal in World Trauma Championship in France
Three teams of Azorean firefighters, two from Praia da Vitória and one from S. Roque do Pico volunteers, will represent the Region and Portugal in the World Rescue Challenge to take place in La Rochelle, France, between September 12 and 15. The three Azorean teams, each consisting of two members and a coach, have qualified for this international competition through the overall scores achieve... more >>

Information: Largest Civil Protection drill in the Azores to begin Friday on Pico and involves 500 participants
The "Bull 2019" drill, the largest organised by the Azores Regional Civil Protection and Fire Service (SRPCBA) on an annual basis, begins Friday, July 5, on Pico Island. It is expected to involve the participation of about 500 people with direct and indirect intervention, including operational teams, entities and extras. For three days, the drill will test the efficiency, speed and response of dif... more >>

Information: Azores Civil Protection participates in CASCADE'19, the largest drill held in Portugal
The Azores Regional Civil Protection and Fire Service (SRPCBA) begins today the participation in the European CASCADE'19 drill, the largest ever held in Portugal, which runs until June 1. This drill will test and train the international response in case of activation of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism as well as the internal response to highly complex emergencies that may occur in cascade. In ... more >>

Information: Regional Government to mark World Civil Defence Day on March 8 on Graciosa
The Regional Secretariat for Health, through the Azores Regional Civil Protection and Fire Service (SRPCBA), celebrates the World Civil Defence Day this year in Santa Cruz da Graciosa. The World Civil Defence Day is celebrated on March 1. However, taking into account the carnival celebrations by the school community on this date, the day will be marked on March 8 in Santa Cruz da Graciosa. The ini... more >>

Information: Civil Protection Launches Contest of Ideas in Azorean schools
The Regional Secretary for Health announced in Angra do Heroísmo the second edition of the Contest of Ideas of Civil Protection Clubs in Azorean Schools. "This is an opportunity for students to enhance their knowledge about prevention in a creative and recreational manner, while promoting it in school and family contexts," said Rui Luís. The government official spoke on the sidelines of... more >>

Information: Humanitarian Associations of Voluntary Firefighters to receive this week 10% increase in funding of urgent patient transport services
The Resolution approved by the Council of the Government increasing the monthly sum allocated to Humanitarian Associations of Volunteer Firefighters by 10%, with retroactive effect from July 1, was published today in the Official Journal. With this Resolution, the Regional Government's financing for this component will reach the annual amount of 3.4 million Euros, which will be allocated to all H... more >>

Information: Emergency responders on standby due to passage of storm Helene
According to the Portuguese Institute for Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA), the Tropical Storm Helene is expected to hit the Azores from Saturday, starting in the Western Group. According to the IPMA's latest statement, Western Group islands are under red rainfall warning, which is in effect from Saturday noon and may be extended to all day Sunday. For the Central Group, IPMA has issued an orange warnin... more >>

Information: Bull Drill to test response capacity of Civil Protection Agents in seismic crisis scenario, says President of SRPCBA
The President of the Azores Regional Civil Protection and Fire Service (SRPCBA) stated today that the Bull18 Drill, to be held between September 20 and 24, will test the effectiveness of various Civil Protection agents in situations of major accident or catastrophe. Carlos Neves spoke at a press conference for the presentation of the drill, which is the largest organised by the Azores Regional Civ... more >>

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