New book Jaime Gouveia

História da Federação dos Bombeiros do Distrito do Porto (1975-2023) is the title of the new book by Jaime Ricardo Gouveia, a researcher at CHSC. The book will be presented on November 18, 2023, at 10 a.m., at the headquarters of the Federation of Firefighters of the District of Porto.


This book is the first history of a Fire Brigades Federation. Using sources of various kinds, scattered throughout several archives, it reconstructs the main stages of the constitution and organization of this institution, from its beginnings to the present day, examining the time when Federations were set up, the period when they became official and functioned as a body of the Portuguese Fire Brigades League, and the time when they existed as an administratively and financially autonomous institution. Their structures and organizations are also studied; their statutory paths; the composition of the federative structure; the duties and powers of the governing bodies, managing bodies, advisors and delegates. The administration and financial management sector is also explored, as well as the Institution’s various initiatives and partnerships, namely communication and information actions, collaborative, training, competitive, representation and distinction and tribute actions.