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Technical Industrial Engineer
Member #7360 of the Association of Technical Industrial Engineers of Barcelona since 1978.
He joined the Provincial Fire and Rescue Service in 1972. In 1981 he transferred to the Fire and Rescue Service of the government of Catalonia.
His professional career in the Fire Service comprises the positions of fire fighter, corporal, sergeant, noncommissioned officer and officer. In 1973 he took part in the beginnings of what would become the Fire Fighting School, at which he later on became a teacher. Rafael was also a professional scuba diver for ten years. He has been the chief of the fire stations of Sabadell and Hospitalet de Llobregat as well as the head of area V, which comprises Bages and Berguedà. Furthermore he has participated in the conferences of classified activities in the regional councils of Bages, Berguedà and Cerdanya.
During the next four years he was in charge of the department of Service Vehicle Maintenance and during his last four years as chief of the station he also did accident research.
Before joining the Fire Fighting and Rescue Service he collaborated with section of Time and Methods of the CEAM (Centre of metallurgical advice and studies), where assembly lines were being introduced.