• 1822

    Ferran VII

    1822
  • 1825

    The Fire Company was made up of 25 men under the orders of the municipal architect.

    1825
  • 1833

    Captain General Manuel de Llauder appointed Josep Mas i Vila, municipal architect, commander and chief of the Fireman company of Barcelona.

    1833
  • 1835

    Burning of convents

    1835
  • 1836

    The Societat d’Assegurances Mútues (La Mutua- Mutual Insurance Company) is founded.

    1836
  • 1840

    The introduction of steam engines in Barcelona led to a considerable increase in fires.

    1840
  • 1842

    Barcelona va ser bombardejada pel general Espartero.

    1842
  • 1845

    Manual pump

    1845
  • 1848

    Demolition of the walls

    1848
  • 1861

    Liceu’s Fire

    1861
  • 1865

    Having already 200,000 inhabitants, Barcelona definitively municipalized  the Fire Department.

    1865
  • 1877

    A fire on Hospital Street caused the death of subordinate Joan Klein Noriega, the first documented official victim of the Barcelona Firefighters.

    1877
  • 1878

    Merryweather B.V.

    1878
  • 1883

    Porta ladder

    1883
  • 1888

    Universal exhibition in the Ciutadella Park

    1888
  • 1893

    The Barcelona Fire Brigade participate in the extinction of the great fire of Cabo Machichaco in Santander that destroyed many homes and caused many deaths in the city.

    1893
  • 1900

    The city grows with the annexation of the municipalities of the Barcelona surroundings, so the range of action of the Barcelona Fire Brigade is extended.

    1900
  • 1904

    Flader

    1904
  • 1906

    Durkopp Van

    1906
  • 1906

    The Teatre de les Arts was burned in Floridablanca Street.

    1906
  • 1908

    An important fire destroyed the Teatre Principal de Gràcia.

    1908
  • 1909

    Tragic week

    1909
  • 1915

    Fire at the Teatre Principal de la Santa Creu on the Rambla.

    1915
  • 1920

    Professional body

    1920
  • 1924

    New Vulcano workshops were burned. The king and the president of the military directory, Primo de Rivera, were present.

    1924
  • 1928

    Change of emergency number: from 3000 to 12345.

    1928
  • 1929

    firefighting truck Magirus

    1929
  • 1929

    Universal Exhibition

    1929
  • 1932

    Reglament de 1932

    1932
  • 1933

    The Teatre Principal de la Santa Creu burnt down again

    1933
  • 1937

    First bombing during the Civil War

    1937
  • 1939

    War and purges

    1939
  • 1946

    Creation of the Agrupación Cultural y Deportiva of the Barcelona  Fire Brigade

    1946
  • 1949

    First issue of the Alarma magazine

    1949
  • 1955

    The three wise men campaign

    1955
  • 1961

    Fire of the Cinema Palace in the Via Laietana on Good Friday 1961.

    1961
  • 1962

    Great snowfall in Barcelona

    1962
  • 1963

    Pegaso Comet Fimesa

    1963
  • 1963

    Spectacular fire of the Myrurgia factory

    1963
  • 1965

    Oil Industry

    1965
  • 1966

    Marigus -Deutz TLF16

    1966
  • 1969

    Attendance of Firemen from Barcelona to Cartagena (Escombreras), where an oil tank exploded.

    1969
  • 1970

    Fire in Iberia Radio, where three firefighters died

    1970
  • 1972

    Gas explosion on Capitán Arenas St.

    1972
  • 1973

    spectacular fire at the Telefónica Tower of Plaça de Catalunya

    1973
  • 1976

    Spectacular rescue of people trapped in the Columbus Tower. All of a sudden, the elevator stopped working.

    1976
  • 1978

    The fire destroyed one of the emblematic buildings of Barcelona: The Scala Music Hall

    1978
  • 1979

    Ebro E35F

    1979
  • 1980

    Inauguration of the Fire Laboratory of Barcelona.

    1980
  • 1980

    Democràcia i rejoveniment del cos

    1980
  • 1981

    A destructive fire in the center of the city, burned the Àliga warehouses.

    1981
  • 1987

    Magirus Deutz with Fiat chassis

    1987
  • 1987

    Hipercor mall terrorist attack

    1987
  • 1990

    Prevenció

    1990
  • 1990

    Due to a collapse in Turó de la Peira st., the firemen gave the first awareness on what would be considered the phenomenon of aluminosis

    1990
  • 1993

    Serious fire in the Gal·la Placídia building, due to its size and height and the material it was built of.

    1993
  • 1994

    New fire at the Liceu

    1994
  • 1995

    Mercedes Benz 814D

    1995
  • 1995

    Fire at the Duscholux factory in which the firefighter Antonio Redondo died.

    1995
  • 1996

    Explosion at the bottling plant of Repsol, causing a casualty.

    1996
  • 1997

    Torre Urquinaona’s fire, a 22 floor building

    1997
  • 2000

    Closure of the  Poble-Sec fire station

    2000
  • 2000

    Tancament Parc del Poble-Sec

    2000
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    Under Ferdinand VII's absolutism and the First Carlist War, Barcelona lived a period of popular uprisings.
    The demolition of the walls allows the location of the most dangerous industries and workshops outside the urban center.
    The city grows with the annexation of the municipalities of the Barcelona surroundings, so the range of action of the Barcelona Fire Brigade is extended.
    The fire company becomes a professional and modern body
    Durant la república es va aprovar un nou Reglament de Bombers de Barcelona amb una reorganització del Cos
    The Barcelona Fire Department did a brilliant work during the Spanish Civil War but after the war ended, the Fire Brigade underwent a strong purge.
    The Firemen gained a great popularity thanks to the Campaigns of the three wise men and other activities
    The oil industry brings new highly flammable materials that carry many problems for firefighters because of the risk of explosions
    Amb l'inici dels primers governs municipals democràtics es convoquen noves places de bombers i la plantilla es va ampliant i rejovenint.
    Es tanca el Parc del Carrer de Lleida i es remodela per convertir-lo en l'Espai Bombers, el Parc de la Prevenció. English
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    The history of the Fire Brigade of Barcelona begins a long time ago, at the beginning of the nineteenth century.
    The large amount of documentation preserved in the municipal archives shows the constant task of helping and rescuing people ...
    ... and they explain the evolution of a body that has always been next to the citizenship in a multitude of episodes and historical events that took place in the city.
    Come with us on a journey in time by the hand of the Barcelona firefighters