Foreign community to learn about “Risk Communication” at ALGARSAFE’23

A presentation on “Risk Communication” for the foreign community will be held at ALGARSAFE’23 on Saturday, May 20 at Portimão Arena, from 12 noon to 1pm.

The presentation is being described by organisers as a “unique opportunity to hear in English from the experts about risk communication and interpretation of warning and alert systems”.

Between May 18 and 20, the Portimão Arena and the Fairs and Exhibitions Park will host ALGARSAFE’23 – Portimão International Civil Protection and Relief Fair – in an initiative co-organised by the Portimão City Council and the Bombeiros de Portimão (firefighters), with support from the National Authority for Emergency and Civil Protection, also counting on institutional partners of national reference, such as the National School of Firefighters, the National Institute of Medical Emergency, the Authority for Working Conditions and Safe Communities Portugal, among others.

Considered “the largest fair of its kind south of the Tagus River”, ALGARSAFE’23 will be attended by over 65 public and private entities, including providers and suppliers of goods and services in the area of security and civil protection, as well as Civil Protection Agents and cooperating entities of the Integrated Protection and Rescue Operations System at national level.

This is a unique opportunity to visit a space dedicated, “body and soul”, to emergency, civil protection and security, say organisers.

It is also a “commercial space” for those looking for the “best solutions and equipment”, with thematic, pedagogical and discussion forums on current issues, training for those responsible for protecting, saving or even preventing, unprecedented moments to understand the functioning of the Civil Protection System in Portugal, as well as actions aimed at those who want to learn to be more aware and prepared in their self-protection.

This is an event aimed equally at families, with playful moments where children can even trigger the sirens of vehicles!

The group presentation will allow for questions and answers on “Risk Communication for Foreign Communities” and will be facilitated by Safe Communities Portugal.

The session will be delivered in English, involving the different players in risk communication and interpretation of warning and alert systems, with the participation of the Republican National Guard (GNR), the Institute of Nature Conservation and Forestry (ICNF), the National Emergency and Civil Protection Authority and the Municipal Centre for Civil Protection of Portimão.

This is open to the general public, and all are welcome to attend.

Free registration can be made at the ALGARSAFE’23 desk on the day or by email: [email protected] (limited to the number of places available).