Safety and Prevention | Ajuntament de Barcelona

A new vision and a new model of public safety

Based on proximity, transparency and territorial action, and relying on citizen participation



16/11/2019 - 09:57

Smoke alarms as an effective way of preventing fires in homes

Safety and prevention. The campaign ‘Don’t invite fire into the home’ promotes the installation of smoke alarms in people’s homes.

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15/11/2019 - 13:57

Permanent low emissions zone: improving the city’s air and health

Pollution. It is estimated that air pollution caused 351 premature deaths in the city in 2018.

22/10/2019 - 12:23

New date for the firefighters fun run: 1 December

Fun Runs. The 21st Cursa de Bombers has changed its date and will take place on 1 December.

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The Safety and Prevention Area is directly responsible to the Mayor's Office and is politically led by the Commissioner for Security and Safety. It is responsible for public safety and prevention policies and in charge of the Guàrdia Urbana (city police) and the Fire Service Barcelona wants to set an example of safe, peaceful, community coexistence.

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