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The Fire Brigade is
approaching its 130th anniversary since its establishment on 2 May 1883 in
2013. During this period, Macao has experienced huge changes, especially during
the 13 years after Macao’ s return to the motherIand many new types large-scale
entertainment and resort hotels have been established with the opening of gambling
concessions, making Macao become a “world-famous tourism and leisure centre”.
The earIy fire-fighting
work was governed by Xiangshan County Government of Guangdong Province and
coolie hall was set up in the folk to assist to put out fires. From the late
19th century to now the fire brigade has developed into today’ s army with
advanced equipment and more than 1,000 personnel from an army with simple
equipment through a lot of hard work and struggle. The fire-fighters have been
sticking to the posts of dut for a long time with the fire-fighting spirit of
“Abandoning self for others” to contribute to the prosperity and stability of
Macao as well as safeguarding civilians lives and property.
Central Fire Station and
Fire Services Museum
The former fire brigade
command building located in Estrada de Coelho do Amaral was established on 3
October 1923; after that with the development of economy and society of Macao,
it was expanded in 1994, the whole floor area after the extension is about
3.700 m, In addition to various administrative departments, it is also the
Central Fire Station of this brigade.
The station is equipped
with 126 fire-fighters on duty and 18 emergency vehicles with difference sizes
British style manual
For the British style
manual pump in 1877. its pump was moved up and down by manpower to pressurize
so as to put out fires in those days and the water was provided by coolies: now
it is kept in the Fire Services Museum.
Taipa Fire Station
The new Taipa Fire
Station located in Rua de Narn Keng in Taipa was established in 1996 with the
floor area of about 2.264 m: it is equipped with drilling building, underground
parking, 114 fire-fighters on duty as well as 9 emergency vehicles with
different sizes and categories.
British style ladder
It is an old type rescue
vehicle for water pump and ladder with 50 stairs. It was produced in 1955 and
is kept in the Fire Services Museum now.
Areia Preta Fire Station
The Areia Preta Fire
Station near the power plant was established in 1997 with the floor area of
about 6.720 m. It is equipped with 126 fire-fighters on duty and 31 emergency
vehicles with different sizes and categories. In addition to the Fire Station,
it is also the place of Fire Training School and Division of Workshops of Macao
Aerial ladder platform
The Aerial ladder platform
with the rescue height of 68 meters is the highest platform steel ladder truck
in Macao now, the water flow of water cannon with electric remote control is
3.800 litres/minute: it was formally put into service in 2008.
Headquarters of Fire
Brigade & Sai Van Lake Fire Station
The Headquarters of Fire
Brigade & Sai Van L.akc Fire Station near Macao Tower was established on 28
April 2006 with the floor area of about 3.800 m: it is equipped with 110
fire-fighters on duty and 18 emergency vehicles with different sizes and
categories, This station is also the new headquarters of this brigade: it is
equipped with command post and various administrative
High Reach Extendable
The volume of water tank
of High Reach Extendable Turret Stinger is 12.000 liters, the flow of stinger is
1,100 litres/minute/16 bars: it is responsible for extinguish and rescue
work in Macao International Airport: it was formaly put into service in 2007.
Comm and Building of
The Command Building of
Fire Brigade located in Estrada de Coelho do Amaral was established in 1920,
which was designed by Chinese architect, Chan Kuan Pui: the famous post office building
is also one of his masterpieces.
British style steam pump
The British style steam
pump in the late 19th century. driven by horses, was responsible for putting
out fires in Macao: four steam fire extinguishers were purchased by fire
brigade in 1915 so as to improve the strength in fire extinguish.
Fire Brigade of the
Macao Special Administrative Region Government
Translation: C&C -
Translation Centre. Ltd.
The Souvenir Sheet:
The FDC with Stamps:
The FDC with Souvenir
Valor dos Selos/Stamps
Value: A set of 4 stamps at 1.50, 2.50, 3.50 and 4.00 patacas (MOP)
Folhas Miniatura com duas
séries/Minisheets with four sets
Valor do Bloco/Souvenir
Sheet Value: 12.00 Patacas (MOP)
The Basic Law of the Macao Special
Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China was adopted by the
First Session of the Eighth National People’s Congress on March 31, 1993,
promulgated by Order No. 3 of the President of the People’s Republic of China
on March 31, 1993, and effective on December 20, 1999.
On April 13, 1987, the Chinese and Portuguese
Governments signed the Joint Declaration on the Question of Macao, affirming
that the Government of the People’s Republic of China will resume the exercise
of sovereignty over Macao with effect from December 20, 1999.
Upholding national unity and territorial
integrity, contributing to social stability and economic development, and
taking account of its history and realities, the People’s Republic of China has
decided that, upon China’s resumption of the exercise of sovereignty over
Macao, a Macao Special Administrative Region will be established in accordance
with the provisions of Article 31 of the Constitution of the People’s Republic of
China, and that under the principle of “one country, two systems”, the
socialist system and policies will not be practiced in Macao.
Therefore, the National People’s Congress hereby
enacts the Basic Law of the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s
Republic of China, prescribing the systems to be practiced in the Macao Special
Administrative Region, in order to ensure the implementation of the basic
policies of the People’s Republic of China regarding Macao.
The Basic Law is a national law, can also be
called as a constitutional law and is the basic law of Macao. This law came into
effect on December 20, 1999. The returning of Macao to the country is the joint
wish of people of all nationalities in the country, including people in Macao.
Since then, Macao has been in a new era of development in the history, making
the event an important milestone in the history of development of Chinese
In the 13 years since its returning and with the
great support from the Central Government, the Government of Macao Special
Administrative Region performs administration strictly according to the Basic
Law of Macao Special Administrative Region, fully promotes the developments and
reforms in all social fields and makes remarkable achievements in all aspects
including economy, civil life, politics, law, culture and society. As a result,
Macao Special Administrative Region is developing along the road of “one
country, two systems”, “Macao people administrating Macao” and high degree of
autonomy, with gratifying prospects.
Upon the 20th Anniversary of the Promulgation of
the Basic Law of Macao, a set of
stamps is issucd as a memory.
Legal Affairs Bureau of the Macao Special
Administrative Region Government
Translation: C&C - Translation Centre, Ltd.
The FDC with Stamps:
The Post Mark:
Valor dos Selos/Stamps
Value: set of two stamps of 1.50 and 5.00 Patacas
Desenho/Design: Victor Hugo
Data emissão/Issue date: 31.03.2013
Österreichische Staatsdruckerei, Austria
Lithography with Embossing and Varnish