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Central 911 gets two new search and rescue vehicles

September 09, 2019 - Monday 7:09 PM by Funny Pearl A. Gajunera

Article Banner Image BIG BOOST. Central 911’s two new rescue vehicles are equipped with new equipment capable of rescuing in swift water, landslides, and vehicular accidents. ARJOY M. CENIZA

DAVAO CITY -- Central 911’s search and rescue abilities got a boost with the handover of two light vehicles on Monday morning during the weekly flag raising ceremony.

The two rescue vehicles are equipped with new equipment capable of rescuing in swift water, landslides, and vehicular accidents.

Central 911 head Emmanuel Jaldon said the rescue vehicles will enhance the capability of Central 911 to rescue victims of flooding and conduct high-angle and low-angle rescues that need rope.

"This is a British design and even the body is made in England. It’s a 4x4 vehicles with off-road features and equipped with new generation siren, communication, and new type of flashers," he said.

Jaldon said the P12.8 million-worth light rescue vehicles will be posted in Marilog District once the Marahan Central 911 substation is opened there.

"This will be posted in Marilog District since vehicular accidents are very common there. It will save us some time. This will be in tandem with one regular ambulance and the other one will be posted either in Panacan or Cabantian substation," he said.

Jaldon said with the two new rescue vehicles, Central 911’s capacity in rescue operations will be enhanced.

He said they are still looking to have another light search and rescue vehicle to address the needs of the entire Davao City.

"This will help us in terms of response time. With these, it will faster our response to all eventualities in the city," he said.
 

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