Vista Alegre

Fire Brigade


Founded on 1 October 1880, the Vista Alegre Fire Brigade is the oldest private fire brigade in Portugal. A few objects of historical interest and equipment related to this aspect of the company’s history are showcased at the Vista Alegre Museum. Animal-driven water pumps, carbon tetrachloride extinguishers, fire-fighting vehicles and ambulances are amongst the centenarian items displayed.

Nowadays, the Vista Alegre Fire Brigade, in collaboration with the Hygiene & Safety Department, continues to provide aid in emergencies, in addition to playing an important role in prevention and surveillance.