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Offline eatc7402

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Any firefighters living in RP?
« on: January 09, 2010, 02:56:57 AM »
As an American who will be moving soon the RP, and as a lifelong
firefighter I have been attempting to  discover some information
about the fire service in the RP. My efforts have not been very
sucessful. Are there any firefighters now living in the RP that have
any steers to info about the Philippines fire service?

Thanks,
David, eatc7402

Sorry if this is not the proper section in which to post this.

Offline tennesseevolunteer

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Re: Any firefighters living in RP?
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2010, 06:48:03 AM »
All I know is what I seen on my last trip. We seen smoke coming out of a building with many on lookers. By the time any fire equipment got thur the manila traffic three building were on fire!
Good Luck!!!

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Re: Any firefighters living in RP?
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2010, 07:35:40 AM »

 I have been attempting to discover some information
about the fire service in the RP...



I had posted a little about a fire that destroyed a large area near hotel in Cebu last November:

http://livinginthephilippines.com/forum/index.php/topic,2632.msg22945.html#msg22945

The newspapers and TV ran several stories about the fact that the fire was literally next-door to a fire station... but the fire trucks did not respond because they were \"undergoing repairs.\"  It was reported that a similar incident had occurred several months earlier in Mandaue.

What type of info on Philippine fire service are you looking for?

Tom in Big D
Dallas, Tx, USA
Mactan, Cebu, PH

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Re: Any firefighters living in RP?
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2010, 10:06:17 AM »

 I have been attempting to discover some information
about the fire service in the RP...



I had posted a little about a fire that destroyed a large area near hotel in Cebu last November:

http://livinginthephilippines.com/forum/index.php/topic,2632.msg22945.html#msg22945

The newspapers and TV ran several stories about the fact that the fire was literally next-door to a fire station... but the fire trucks did not respond because they were \"undergoing repairs.\"  It was reported that a similar incident had occurred several months earlier in Mandaue.

What type of info on Philippine fire service are you looking for?

Tom in Big D


Last year we had a very big fire near us that destroyed a large squatter area. I doubt if the for service was involved, or whether they could have done anything if they were.

Colin

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Re: Any firefighters living in RP?
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2010, 11:27:21 AM »
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What type of info on Philippine fire service are you looking for?

Tom in Big D


I have been a firefighter and life long buff of the fire service in
the St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota area. I currently am the
the webmaster and only programmer of a large fire service
web site at www.extraalarm.org .

On this site we keep track of station locations, apparatus both
current and former, as well as new apparatus purchases. The locations of major fires both current and historical are kept
in large databases, and mapped in real time. Other historical
information is also presented. Also a large user forum is
maintained.

Now whether this type of information could be aquired in the
RP  is of my interest. I am moving to the Davao area, and it may
not be the type of information that may be available to foreigners,
but that is what  I am interested in. If not for Davao, then possibly
for other parts of the RP.

Thanks
David, eatc7402


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Re: Any firefighters living in RP?
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2010, 12:19:46 PM »
David, don\'t give up on your ideas! The below is just my POV!!!

It just sound like America BIG CITY ideas for a 3rd World Country that hasn\'t even caught up with other near by Asian Nations in the last 60 years or so. 

Your boots on the ground will tell the story if your idea is workable/usable or would be used as a benefit in the Philippine Big Cities.

The rest of the Country, you might get a better picture by viewing like the old American frontier days of yesteryear, which could mean 100 years back in a lot of ways. That\'s why so many of us are here, but NOT in the cities!! LMAO
B-Ray

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What type of info on Philippine fire service are you looking for?

Tom in Big D


I have been a firefighter and life long buff of the fire service in
the St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota area. I currently am the
the webmaster and only programmer of a large fire service
web site at www.extraalarm.org .

On this site we keep track of station locations, apparatus both
current and former, as well as new apparatus purchases. The locations of major fires both current and historical are kept
in large databases, and mapped in real time. Other historical
information is also presented. Also a large user forum is
maintained.

Now whether this type of information could be aquired in the
RP  is of my interest. I am moving to the Davao area, and it may
not be the type of information that may be available to foreigners,
but that is what  I am interested in. If not for Davao, then possibly
for other parts of the RP.

Thanks
David, eatc7402



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Re: Any firefighters living in RP?
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2010, 01:07:39 PM »
I had not even considered the fire service being involved, and I don\'t know if that is what the news was inferring.  I actually thought they were implying that the equipment was non-operational and the city gov\'t wouldn\'t (or couldn\'t) provide the money to fix or replace it.

BTW - the Palawan fire dept did respond... didn\'t it?  ;D

Tom in Big D
Dallas, Tx, USA
Mactan, Cebu, PH

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Re: Any firefighters living in RP?
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2010, 02:32:26 PM »
I don\'t know if the fire department did respond. I only walked to the end of the road to look, the fire was over a mile away and our house was filled with smoke.

Colin