Friday 30th May 2014 from 1600 to 1800 hrs, Junta de Freguesia de Monchique

The critical wildfire period is fast approaching. To safeguard public safety it is important that we are all aware of fire prevention at this time of the year. This is particularly the case in Monchique where the fire risk has already reached “extreme” on a number of occasions recently.

In order that residents have all the information needed Safe Communities Algarve and the GNR Portimão is holding, together with the participation of the ANPC (Civil Protection Agency) a display and seminar where people can speak to the experts involved and view some of the emergency equipment.

This event is focused at those living in rural areas and will be in English. Captain Rui Cardona Commander of GNR Portimão will be present together with GNR specialist units including SEPNA responsible for environment protection including cruelty to animals and GIPS responsible for responding to emergencies. The GNR Safe Residence Team will also be present.

The first two seminars in Santa Barbara and Sao Bras were very well received with many questions, ranging from hunting, cutting protected trees, cleaning land, keeping animals, animal licensing, how to contact the emergency services, poisonous snakes, lightening strikes and lightening conductors and reporting fire hazards.

The event is free of charge. The Junta de Freguesia de Monchique is located at Rua D. Francisco Gomes do Avelar, 8

If you would like to attend please register with Associação Safe Communities Algarve at 913045093 or