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8 The Portugal News • 23 May 2020                                  News


      Volunteer firefighters receive an extra €4 per day



      The voluntary firefighters that integrate the permanent Civil Protection devices, will see their payments increased this year
      by €4 a day, taking their daily total to €54.
                                                                                in the context of combating  includes these expenses in  greatest commitment of
                                                                                the Covid-19 pandemic”.  the period of activation of the  means, between 1 July and
                                                                                The financial directive for  DICSE.             30 September, of which
                                                                                2020 is the annual      The Ministry, under Eduardo  5,660 are firefighters.
                                                                                document that regulates the  Cabrita, underlines that,  The MAI also indicates that,
                                                                                State’s contribution to  within the scope of the  in 2019, expenditure on fire
                                                                                expenses resulting from  National Operations Plan for  brigade personnel, within
                                                                                interventions by fire   the coronavirus, of the  the scope of DECIR,
                                                                                departments under the   ANEPC, the expenses     amounted to around €26
                                                                                three permanent provisions  resulting from the activation  million, while expenditure
                                                                                of the National Emergency  of the relief and health  on food totalled around
                                                                    According
                                                                    According
                                                                    According
                                                                    According   and Civil Protection Authority  support device were  €800,000.
                                                                    According
                                                                    to MAI, this
                                                                    to MAI, this
                                                                    to MAI, this
                                                                    to MAI, this  (ANEPC), namely the   included in the financial  Last year, expenses with
                                                                    to MAI, this
                                                                    pay rise
                                                                    pay rise
                                                                    pay rise
                                                                    pay rise    Integrated Protection   directive.              vehicle replacements and
                                                                    pay rise
                                                                    corresponds
                                                                    corresponds  Operations Device and  According to MAI, expenses  repairs, as well as expenses
                                                                    corresponds
                                                                    corresponds
                                                                    corresponds
                                                                    to an
                                                                    to an
                                                                    to an
                                                                    to an       Relief (DIOPS), Special  incurred on logistical  from damage to equipment,
                                                                    to an
                                                                    increase of
                                                                    increase of  Rural Fire Fighting Device                     amounted to approximately
                                                                    increase of
                                                                    increase of
                                                                    increase of
                                                                    8 percent in
                                                                    8 percent in                        support bases are also
                                                                    8 percent in
                                                                    8 percent in
                                                                    8 percent in
                                                                    relation to
                                                                    relation to
                                                                    relation to
                                                                    relation to
                                                                    relation to  (DECIR) and Joint      covered, in order to    €7.5 million.
                                                                    2019
                                                                    2019        Protection and Relief Device  guarantee compliance with  The financial directive,
                                                                    2019
                                                                    2019
                                                                    2019
                                                                                in Serra da Estrela (DICSE).  the rules established to  which came into force at
          n a statement, the   several changes compared  corresponds to an increase  MAI also stresses that the  reduce the risk of contagion  midnight on 15 May, was
          Ministry of Internal  to 2019, one of which was  of 8 percent in relation to  financial directive for this  and the spread of the Covid-  approved by the Secretary of
          Administration (MAI)  the increase in the amount  2019 and aims to    year also contemplates an  19 disease.          State for Internal
      Isaid that this year’s   of daily amounts to be  “compensate the special  increase of 10 percent in the  DECIR 2020 foresees a  Administration, Patrícia
      financial directive was  transferred to firefighters,  availability of the firefighters  value of the contribution with  mobilisation of 11,827  Gaspar, after hearing the
      approved by the          from €50 to €54.        and the financial fragility in  food for the personnel of the  operatives during the most  Portuguese Firefighters
      Government and recorded  According to MAI, this figure  which they find themselves,  fire brigades and now  critical period of fires and the  League.
      Dr. Cris Piessens comes to Carvoeiro
      Dentist Dr. Cris Piessens has begun a new chapter in his career with a move to Carvoeiro in the
      Dentist Dr. Cris Piessens has begun a new chapter in his career with a move to Carvoeiro in the
      Dentist Dr. Cris Piessens has begun a new chapter in his career with a move to Carvoeiro in the
      Dentist Dr. Cris Piessens has begun a new chapter in his career with a move to Carvoeiro in the
      Dentist Dr. Cris Piessens has begun a new chapter in his career with a move to Carvoeiro in the
      central Algarve.
      central Algarve.
      central Algarve.
      central Algarve.
      central Algarve.
        The dentist, who has 34 years of  old and new, continuing with the work  “This is a great step forward for me,
      experience in dental implants, will now  he has become renowned for.  I am still able to offer clients from
      be working in the bright, modern and  “This is a very positive move for me  across the Algarve a great dental
      conveniently located clinic in Carvoeiro,  and while I have closed one door, I  service while working in a modern
      working with Dr Marcus Letsch.   have opened another to the future,”  clinic in a fantastic location.”
        Dr Cris explained: “I am moving  said Dr Cris.                   Dr Cris is taking appointments for
      into new period of my career and I am  The clinic in Carvoeiro is well  dental treatments, following all of the
      looking forward to working together  located at the entrance to the town,  precautions relating to health and
      with Dr Marcus as a team as I believe  complete with private parking, and is  safety and Covid 19.  Patients are
      that together we are stronger”.  easy to find for those who have not  required to make an appointment
        Over the decades Dr Cris has   visited the area previously.    and to wear a mask when entering
      grown his reputation for professional  All of the equipment at the clinic is  the clinic.
      dentistry in the Algarve and is known  of the very high standard patients of  For further information about Dr
      for his specialisation in dental  Dr Cris have come to expect and the  Cris, please visit
      implants.  In the new location he will  clinic will also be shortly bringing in a  www.algarvedentalimplants.com or
      continue to work with all clients both  3D digital scan.         call 912 986 126
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