- A video posted on Facebook showed several fire trucks circling the Quezon City Memorial Circle and shooting water in different colors
- The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) revealed that they are now ready to respond to disaster and emergency (911) calls
- The 911 hotline is modeled after Davao 911
The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) said on Wednesday that they are now ready to respond to 911 calls.
The video, posted by 911 Philippines' Facebook page, showed several fire trucks jetting colorful waters at the Quezon City Memorial Circle monument while an upbeat song served as its background music for the festive occasion.
"We are ready," the post stated.
The caption also mentioned that they are now prepared to respond to calls for 'Disaster and Emergency like Fire, Typhoon, Earthquake, Landslides, Tsunami, Flood, Terrorist attack, Civil disturbance, Riot control, Search and rescue, Vehicular accident, and other Emergency.'
The video has been shared at least 17,000 times as of writing and has garnered 1.1 million views. The shots in the video were taken using a drone.
The 911 hotline is set to launch nationwide next month, according to communications chief Martin Andanar.
The netizens, on the other hand, expressed their excitement of this upcoming change in the country in the comments section.
One netizen, Pablo Antonio Salazar, said, "true to his promise.. Thank you Mayor President."
Mhelisa De los Santos said, "OMG it happened na nga may 911 na sa buong bansa. 'Di na lang sa Davao."
(OMG it happened that there will be a 911 in the whole country. It's not just in Davao.)
A certain Christina Ü Lacap also issued a statement to clear issues regarding the 911 hotline as well as the procurement of said firetrucks.
She said: “For the info of everybody who is commenting and arguing about this video, let me clear po a. This is procured sa time po ni Pres Pnoy, this is the Second Batch (second batch sa ibang supplier) of the newly procured Fire Truck that was turned over to our beloved BFP last Feb 2016. But because of the 911 Centralized System of Pres Duterte, we are more ready to serve.”
(For the info of everybody who is commenting and arguing about this video, let me clear this. This is procured during President Aquino's time, this is the Second Batch (second batch with a different supplier) of the newly procured Fire Truck that was turned over to our beloved BFP last Feb 2016. But because of the 911 Centralized System of President Duterte, we are more ready to serve.)
The nationwide 911 is modeled after the Davao 911. The response time for the Davao 911 was estimated to be at five minutes only. -Kami Media