About Assoçiação para Alerta de Incêndio Florestal / Forest Fire Alert Association!
The association`s primary function is to provide supplies, such as food, drinks and burn cream to the local firefighters during emergencies. This is done via collection points across the Algarve with additional purchases made as needed using donated funds. Our dedicated bunch of volunteers work tirelessly throughout the fire season to ensure that the brave bombeiros are kept supplied with necessities.
As and when time and funds allow larger purchases are made, such as new uniforms to replace those damaged on duty, PPE during the COVID 19 crisis and even a defibrillator have been bought to benefit the bombeiros and the communities they serve.
We are not affiliated to any particular station , but hope to be working with every station across the Algarve .
Donations may be made to the associacao via the paypal firstname.lastname@example.org
or the Iban , PT50-0033-0000-45499091213-05.
In addition to keeping the bombeiros supplied Alerta also runs a very popular Facebook page which, during the fire season, is dedicated to keeping members informed of active wildfires. This invaluable service is provided by a dedicated team of volunteers who monitor the wildfire situation on the Algarve and lower Alentejo, enabling residents and property owners to prepare themselves should the worst happen.