About Alerta de incêndio florestal / Forest Fire Alert!

How we help the Bombeiros

History of Alerta

Alerta de incêndio florestal / Forest Fire Alert Facebook group, which is where the now official Alerta de incêndio florestal  association started, was created by a gentleman who has now left the Algarve, Debby Burton Chairman of the Association was an admin for the face book group from the early days. Initially it was just local people commenting “I can see smoke here”, “there are a lot of fire engines just gone by in this town and that sort of thing. Debby thought it would be of assistance to use the civil protection website, to confirm fires and the gravity of them and from that point on the Facebook group became a valuable source of information for the local community, daily updates are made with relevant fire information as well as more regular updates in the event of a fire.

After the fires of 2016 Debby realised there was a need for an association which could help aid the distribution of provisions and finances to the necessary Bombeiros stations and locations in the event of a fire. We are now more active than ever in the facebook group promoting events and fire awareness as well as regular updates from the civil protection Map. We no longer use word of mouth and only update the group with official information.


About Alerta de incêndio florestal / Forest Fire Alert!

by | Mar 18, 2017


The association`s primary function is to provide provisions and supplies to the local firefighters during emergencies, arrange collection points for donated emergency supplies, provide fire alerts for the group of members through the social network, facebook, and fund raising for local volunteer firefighters. We are not affiliated to any particular station , but hope to be working with every station across the Algarve .


People can donate to the associacao  via the paypal  bombeirosalgarve@gmail.com
or the Iban  , PT50-0033-0000-45499091213-05.