Originally from the Portuguese Association of Firefighters and Specialist Technicians (APBTE), today called PAFO (Portuguese Association of Fire Officers) - Lusophone Association for the Prevention of Incidents, Accidents and Disasters is an association that assists movements for a modern citizenship and brings together professionals, academics, thinkers and bold minds who devote their time to preventing incidents, accidents and disasters, from all Portuguese speaking countries.
The need to improve aid and support for victims and to combat accidents and natural disasters was significantly changed, and even in 2017, people's expectations regarding their heritage and the forest were neglected.
The quantity, variety and intensity of today's extreme environmental phenomena, with serious repercussions on the dynamics of society, requires us to reflect deeply on the reason for the existence of this association, forcing us to take an integrated and transversal action with civil society, focused on on the importance of life, goods and nature:
- We believe that the current structure of firefighters is not prepared to solve the problems of aggravating and intensifying extreme phenomena in the future;
- We believe that in order to create a battle front in the prevention and / or mitigation of our vulnerabilities and if we want to effectively anticipate and prevent the incident, disaster or calamity, then we will have to mobilize the entire civil society - from school to the elderly - and prevention agents: modern citizenship does not have exclusion clauses;
- We believe in management, concept validation and dynamization of academic knowledge thinking, for a good training of agents and society in general.
This is our mission.
Representatives within the FEU
We are delighted to inform you that the 6th International Safety Education Seminar - ISES 2021 will take place at the Croke Park conference centre in Dublin on December 7th and 8th, 2021.
The dates for INTERSCHUTZ have been changed, with the event now taking place from 20 to 25 June 2022. The decision to reschedule the world's leading trade fair fire, rescue, civil protection and safety/security was taken by Deutsche Messe after a process of thorough deliberation and intensive discussion with key market players.
Am 24. Februar 2021 brachten Abgeordnete zum Nationalrat eine parlamentarische Anfrage an den Bundesminister für Soziales, Gesundheit, Pflege und Konsumentenschutz – damals noch Rudolf Anschober – betreffend Schutz unserer Freiwilligen Feuerwehren ein. Die Anfrage wurde am 22. April 2021 durch den neuen Gesundheitsminister Dr. Wolfgang Mückstein beantwortet.
Der neue Landesfeuerwehrinspektor, Herbert Österle, hat am Donnerstag, den 1. April, offiziell sein Amt angetreten.
Every year, Danish Emergency Management Organization holds its traditional Annual General Meeting. The Annual General Meeting is the largest fire and rescue fair in Denmark and the Nordics and has for decades been a big draw patch with more than 1.000 visitors and 70 stands.
LINKS ‘Strengthening links between technologies and society for European disaster resilience’ is a project financed by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.