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The Bombeiros Voluntários (BV) is the organisation which provides emergency firefighting response and also in many areas provides initial ambulance drivers for emergency situations. (These are not to be confused with the INEM service which is staffed by doctors and paramedics). At each station there is a small nucleus of ‘retained’ bombeiros, but the bulk of the force is provided by volunteers, hence the name of the organisation.   Whilst some of the funding for this service is provided by either central or local government, the bombeiros are able to attract funding for themselves in various ways and there are also some organisations that exist to provide fund raising support for the bombeiros on a local level.

These pages in the Community Centre have been made available to the bombeiros commanders to enable them to interact with the foreign resident community. The pages will contain information relevant to the service in each area as well as details on how to support your local bombeiros in their work.

Any organisation that works to support the Bombeiros specifically can contact the afpop office and provide details for consideration to be included in the bombeiros section. 

Bombeiros Algarve


Albufeira Alcoutim Aljezur Faro
Lagoa Lagos Loulé Monchique
Olhão Portimão Silves S. B. de Messines
S. B. de Alportel Tavira V. R. de S. António Vila do Bispo


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