Faro concentration : The history
For the first time, in 1982, an important event for the life of the entire region and especially for the city of Faro was promoted, the 1st Faro Motorcycle Concentration, which brought about two hundred motorcyclists, with only four Portuguese, with the exception of the organization's elements. Since that date, the organization of the concentration has never been interrupted, and there has always been a significant increase in attendance, and a greater diversity of countries represented. All the effort developed each year has been rewarded with the massive participation of motorcyclists and with the unanimous recognition of the quality of the organization, by the national and foreign press. The importance of the Moto Clube de Faro and its Concentration can be seen in the transition to the "International Motorcycle Concentration" in 1991, the only one in Portugal to be included in the International Meetings Calendar of the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM).
There is currently an evolution in the number of participants, with around 11,000 participants registered in 1995, and 29,000 in 2002. However, in order to reach these levels of quality, many efforts are needed, normally barely visible to the eyes of the least attentive to the phenomenon.
Since it is a place where there are no infrastructures, the organization has to implement and maintain the basic structures before and during the days of the concentration, with the highest degree of professionalism, all the immense and indispensable structures inherent to the concentration are carefully assembled well in advance, currently involving around 1000 people.
1999 - 2001
In 1999, a collaboration agreement was established with the Portuguese Red Cross - Faro Relief Unit, which translates into the following:
- offer of a defibrillator device (portable), in the amount of 850,000$00, and the delivery of 100$00 for each enrolled person.
- delivery of 100$00 for each subscriber.
- offer of the 20th Concentration of an ambulance with advanced life support in the amount of 12,000,000$00, through the delivery of 200$00 for each registrant, with Moto Clube de Faro completing the remaining amount.
Municipal Fire Department of Faro
- offer of an off-road motorcycle equipped with an Ifex 3001 cannon to the Municipal Fire Department of Faro in the amount of 13,081 Euros
- offer of off-road motorcycle equipped with fire extinguishers offer to the Volunteer Firefighters of Faro in partnership with Laboratorio Jaba in the amount of 7,482 Euros
Municipal Fire Department of Faro
- Offer of a personal transport vehicle to the Red Cross in the amount of 25,830 yen
- Offer an aluminum trailer to the Volunteer Firefighters of Faro in the amount of 2,000 yen (collaboration with Rebosov)
1991 – Moto Clube de Faro launches the first safety campaign, posters with symbols prohibiting horses and rats.
1994 - Safety campaign in several languages together with the Red Cross with the motto "avoid the accident we count on you next year"
1996 - Safety campaign in several languages together with the Red Cross and the Civil Government of Faro with the motto "avoid the accident, help yourself"
1997 - Safety campaign in several languages together with the Red Cross and the Civil Government of Faro with the motto "avoid accidents for life "
2006- Beginning of the great security campaign "OK zerOKilled - all alive" , placing 11 Billboards and 40 Mupis in different locations in the Algarve with the messages: wear your helmet, protect your life, moderate your speed, be careful with pedestrians, be careful with dangerous curves and: Have you been drinking? Do not drive moderate speed respect pedestrians.
We had the institutional support of the Municipality of Faro and the Civil Government of Faro.
2007/ 2009 We continued with the campaign "OK zerOKilled - all alive" reinforced in these years with "Ir a Faro…e Voltar!".
We once again had the institutional support of the Municipality of Faro, the Civil Government of Faro and BP Portugal.
In this organization, the means placed on the ground by the various entities and authorities of Faro, namely, Civil Government and City Council, District and Municipal Civil Protection, Portuguese Red Cross - Faro Relief Unit, CODU, Municipal Firefighters, PSP, GNR, Port of Faro Captaincy, International Airport and District Hospital.