Prevention of forest fires
The Municipality of Gondomar, through the Municipal Civil Protection Service, has five chambers spread throughout the municipality that provide 90% coverage of the forest area, with the possibility of a minute-by-minute update, allowing to assist in the prevention and rapid detection of forest fires.
It is also possible to observe the forest area of neighboring municipalities: Penafiel, Valongo, Paredes and Castelo de Paiva. This work takes place simultaneously with the role that the two Civil Protection patrol vehicles have on the ground.
Patrolling is another decisive area for the success of reducing ignitions, through the constant presence of civil protection vehicles, the municipal police, the inspection center and also the security forces and local civil protection units on the ground.
This surveillance is decisive not only for the immediate detection of fire outbreaks but also for the deterrence of abusive behavior in the forest.
Due to the red alert state for the danger of rural fires, the Municipal Civil Protection Commission met last Friday (17th) at 12 noon.