Bombeiros Presentation

Cheque Presentatoin to São Brás Bombeiros


Rotary Club Estoi Palace International President Claire Larson and Vice-President Shirley Dunne recently presented the São Brás Bombeiros with a cheque in the amount of Euros 1,030.00 representing the funds raised at the October Murder Mystery event.  Together with contributions from other fundraising efforts in the  community, this now means that the loan to purchase the much needed compressor to fill breathing equipment tanks has been completely repaid.  Many thanks to all who helped, with a special thank you to the generous citizen who offered the short-term, interest-free loan.

The two Rotarians toured the São Brás operations and were impressed with the tremendous efforts made by the volunteer brigade; many of the improvements to the facility have been made by the bombeiros themselves and now include conference and meeting rooms that can be used by other community groups.  Brigade President Flávio Martins presented the Rotary Club with a letter of commendation and an embroidered brigade pennant as a gesture of appreciation for the donation. 

Following the tour and presentations, everyone was treated to an array of traditional petiscos (snacks) and enjoyed a sociable evening by the fire.