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Information: Incidents caused by bad weather are solved with the exception of Fajã dos Cubres
The Azores Regional Civil Protection and Fire Services (SRPCBA) informs that a series of incidents have been registered throughout the archipelago due to the bad weather conditions. A total of 56 incidents were registered: fall of trees (16), floods (29) and minor landslides (11). Terceira and São Miguel were the islands most affected by the instability conditions generated by a complex barom... more >>

Information: Tourists rescued on Pico Mountain
The three tourists who deviated from the Pico Mountain trail on Thursday by 10 AM have already been rescued. Thanks to the coordination of the Madalena Firefighters in conjunction with the workers of the Pico Island Natural Park, the rescue operation, which started at 12 PM, was successful. Despite the bad weather conditions, with heavy rain and fog, tourists are well and have began the descent... more >>

Information: José Contente defends the integration of graduates in the Azores Civil Protection
Speaking to the Civil Protection students attend the final year at ISEC in Lisbon, the Regional Secretariat for Science, Technology and Infrastructures defended the need to integrate graduates in national and regional fire departments in order to better respond to the new risks and challenges that modern societies have to face. The Regional Secretary also defended that “only an increasing... more >>

Information: Civil Protection Service signs cooperation protocol with the Trauma Centre of the University of Coimbra
The Regional Secretary for Science, Technology and Infrastructures, through the Azores Regional Civil Protection and Fire Service (SRPCBA) will sign a cooperation protocol with the Trauma Centre of the Social Studies Centre of the University of Coimbra in Lisbon on Wednesday, March 31. The Trauma Centre, coordinated by sociologist José Manuel Mendes and by psychiatrist Luísa Sales, is an... more >>

Information: Carlos César says that Civil Protection is an obligation that the Government takes as a priority
The President of the Government of the Azores revealed on Wednesday morning that the Government will continue to invest in the awareness and involvement of the Azorean population concerning civil protection issues. Thus, in the next two years the Government will develop the project “Safe School” that will comprise all teaching levels as well as all schools in the Region with the purpo... more >>

Information: President of the Government visits places affected by bad weather and ensures the commitment of all means in the field
The President of the Government met with the Regional Secretaries who supervise the means to aid the population and the recovery of the damages caused by the bad weather that ravaged the islands of S. Miguel and Santa Maria at the Sant’ Ana Palace on Monday. Before visiting the location of the accident that took place in the road to Nordeste with a bus and other places affected by bad weath... more >>

Information: Press release from the Azores Regional Civil Protection and Fire Service
Following the heavy rains that hit the municipality of Nordeste on Monday morning, the Azores Regional Civil Protection and Fire Service (SRPCBA) informs that a child and the driver of the bus hit by a landslide at 8:27 AM are currently missing, and two children were taken to the Hospital. The rescue operations are being undertaken by the firefighters from Nordeste, Ribeira Grande and Vila Franc... more >>

Information: Regional Government assesses damages caused by storms in ten million Euros and announces support measures
The President of the Regional Government met with several members of the Government this morning to analyse the damages caused by bad weather as well as the adopted measures to support the population and to recover the damaged infrastructures, and approve other measures that may be considered appropriate. Speaking at the end of the meeting, Carlos César announced that the Government has alrea... more >>

Information: Wind and rough sea cause damages in the archipelago
Following the bad weather that has affected the archipelago over the last days, the Azores Regional Civil Protection and Fire Service (SRPCBA) announces that several situations caused by strong winds and rough sea occurred by the end of Sunday. Thus, the section of the road between the Lombo Gordo viewpoint (municipality of Nordeste) and Água Retorta (municipality of Povoação) on ... more >>

Information: System to screen visitors of Pico Mountain demonstrates its usefulness
The automatic system to screen visitors of the Pico Mountain was decisive for the effectiveness of the rescue carried out by the Madalena Volunteer Firefighters last weekend, following an accident which occurred in that mountain, the highest of Portugal. The injured visitor triggered the alarm device which, in turn, automatically transmitted his location to the firefighters, thus enabling the rapi... more >>

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