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Nelson Jesus Rodrigues Bettencourt was born in Venezuela on December 25, 1970.

Married, with two children, since September 2016 he has been a Senior Technician in the Regional Civil Protection Service, IP-RAM, on a requisition regime.

From 2017 to 2019, he was the Pedagogical Coordinator of the Civil Protection and Fire Training Center of the Regional Civil Protection Service, IP-RAM

From August 2006 to September 2014, he was director of the Department of Civil Protection and Firefighters of the Funchal City Council, accumulating the functions of Commander of the Municipal Firefighters of Funchal.

From December 2001 to August 2006, he performed the functions of Commander of the Volunteer Firefighters of Calheta;

From 2004 to 2006 He performed as Coordinator of the Forest Police Corps of the Regional Secretariat for the Environment and Natural Resources.

Graduated in Biology and Geology from the University of the Azores.

He holds the Training of Trainers As Defined by the Convention on Standars of Training and Certification for Security Personnel and similar to the United Nations Security Management.

High Degree in Emergency Management – According to the contents of the training – Federal Emergency Management Agency/ Emergency Management Institute EMI 01.

He holds a Postgraduate Degree in Municipal Civil Protection Management from the Independent University.

He is National Defense Auditor, from April 2013 after attending and successfully completing the 2nd Madeira Security and Defense Course, organized by the National Defense Institute.

Attended successfully the Course of Instructors in Medical Response to Major Incidents (MRMI) em 2019.

External Trainer of the National School of Firefighters and the Regional Civil Protection Service of Madeira IP-RAM, in the Areas of Rescue and De-incarceration and in Hazardous Matters.

 Accredited by ICET – Multidisciplinary Technical Rescue/Instruction and Scenario Building Saver Specialist.

He also has complementary training in intervention with Chemical, Biological and Nuclear Materials, having attended the 24th Course of Biological Nuclear Defense and Chemistry, at the Practical School of Engineering in 2003.

He attended the Assistence and Protectionm Course for a First Responder of Portuguese Countries at INETI in 2005.

He also attended the following Courses/Trainings:

– Decision – makink support tools and methods applied to disaster

    According the contents of the training defined by The Convention on Standars of Training and Certification for Security Personnel and similar to the United Nations Security Management

Emergency Response and Reaction Operations

             International Security Organization – ISO KLG (ISSO-SEC).

           According to the contents of the training – E103 – Federal Emergency Management Agency

– Emergency Planning   

International Security Organization – ISO KLG (ISSO-SEC).

According to the contents of the training – IS-0235.c – Federal Emergency Management Agency

Fundamentals of Risk Management

Fundamentals of Risk Management International Security Organization – ISO KLG (ISSO-SEC).

According to the contents of the training – IS-454 – Federal Emergency Management Agency

Emergency Manager a orientation to the Position          

International Security Organization – ISO KLG (ISSO-SEC).

According to the contents of the training – IS-001- Federal Emergency Management Agency

– “Postgraduate Course of Medical Response to Major Incidents (MRMI) – European Society for Trauma and Emergency Surgery

– “Curso de Formacion para la atencion a las catastrofes y multiples victimas especifica de riesgo volcânico” – Spanish School of Disaster Medicine;

– Course ” Intriductory Notes of Response to Mass casuality and Disasters, a Prehospital Pespective – University of Piedmont Orientale, Novara italia

Practical Theoretical Course of Initiation on Intervention in Tunnel fires – Tunnel Safety Testing _ Oviedo, Spain

He participated as a speaker in several national and international events of which stand out:

“Days of Diffusion – Proyecto de Cooperacion Transnational – UMEMAC- with the theme: “Risks of Incidents with Collective Threat in Ram” in Gran Canaria February 20, 2020.

IV International Hazardous Materials Days- with the theme: “Organization and Relief Structure for Incidents with Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)”. Santa Maria da Feira, April 12-14, 2019.

1st National Congress of Pre-hospital Emergency – Subordinate to the theme “Organization of a scenario of incarceration “. Organization of the Regional Civil Protection Service, IP-RAM in November 2018.

IV International Risk Congress – Subordinate to the theme “Risks and Education” with the theme “Safety in the street, at home and at school”. Organization “Risks – Portuguese Association of Risks, Prevention and Safety” in collaboration with the University of Coimbra in May 2017.

“New Technologies at the Civil Protection Service” Organization: Regional Civil Protection service and Firefighters of the Azores – Plescamac Project 2. Angra do Heroísmo, September 20 and 01, 2013.

II Jornadas Atlânticas en Matéria de Catástrofes y Asistencia a Multiples Víctimas”–Project Plescamac 2. “The Natural Disasters in the City of Funchal” Organization: “Gestion de Servicios para la Salud y Seguridaden Canarias – Gran Canaria June 21, 2013.

As speaker with the Theme; “The Plescamac 2 Project in Funchal City”

Organization: Regional Civil Protection service and firefighters of the Azores – Atlantic Disaster Days and Multivictim Assistance – Plescamac Project 2.

São Miguel, May 31 and June 1, 2013.

“Plan Operativo y Comunicaciones en Situaciones de Emergency en Madeira” Organization: Federacion Canaria de Municípios – “Intermunicipal Forum de Presentación de Resultados e Intercambio de Buenas Prácticas – Planes de Emergencia e Intervención Operativa. Tenerife, September 21, 2012.

“Natural Origin Catastrophes” in the IX Technical Days Municipales de Emergencies y Catastrofes. Organization: Ayuntamiento de Santa Lucia. Gran Canaria, 22 and 24 March 2010

“Emergency Planes Application” Organization: Federacion Canaria de Municipios -Intermunicipal Forum of Interchange of Experiences

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