Davao Central 911

| 2008/09/26 | 25 Comments

Davao City is the only city in the Philippines that has an emergency response system. In a city where crime rates are comparably low, adding the “Central 911″ to the Davaoeno’s reach further proves that Davao is among the most livable places in the world. The project was first envisioned during 2002 and then was quickly developed to help law enforcers, even ordinary citizens react to emergency situations.

“The launching of the 911 in Davao, made the Philippines the only country after the US and Canada to adopt the system. Using the 911 system, DLPC used a modified version of its Geographic and Information System and called it the Emergency Computer Aided Dispatch (ECAD) to help authorities locate the origin of emergency calls. The system even tracks how fast the police could respond to the emergency calls. The system also uses color-coded icons to monitor movement and location of police mobile units: Blue for mobile units at rest; Red for on the move response and Green for onsite, which means that a mobile unit has arrived in the site of emergency.(www.rvr.aim.edu.ph)

My cousin works as a telephone operator for more than a year now. I asked her what kind of emergency calls they usually receive. She said that emergencies requiring immediate medical attention makes up most of the calls. Second are domestic disturbances, especially late at night. Of course, prank callers are already given, she added. Rescuers sometimes encounter strange situations like pythons coiling around trees, snakes sleeping inside a car’s engine compartment, dogs swallowing mothballs and drunk individuals showing a little too much skin and confidence.

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  1. ellan jahara a. manto says:

    For the Attention: Central 911
    Pride of Davao City

    good day sir / ma”am,

    we would like to ask if do you have a community / company trainings about emergency response trainings / about safety.

    If yes, what would be the requirements and processes to apply?

    sir, how we can apply to be come a 911 rescuer? I’m a Registered nurse? is there any opportunity?

    thank you..

    ellan manto

  2. I have been living in Davao almost all my life.. now i’m working at a company in manila and whenever i have friends that plan on going to davao, i will see to it that they will know about Davao’s 911.

  3. edgar maligad says:

    sir/madam good morning dati po akong nag trabaho sa saudi arabia bilang firefighter/fire & safety officer.gusto ko po sanang mag apply sa 911 bilang firefighter.edad ko po ay 44yrs old,married 5 yrs experience firefighter (structural) 3 yrs experience fire & safety officer (hospital).kindly reply thank you.

  4. michael says:

    I would like to ask if we students of Philippine College of Technology BS HRM 3rd year Sunday class could conduct a local tour here in Davao, we included Central 911 as one of the site (tourist site) of our local tour this coming October 16, 2010.

    Please submit any response on my e-mail address.

    Thank you.

  5. Great site I would probably recommend this site to the Cebuano. Thanks

  6. jayson says:

    flood at kadayawan homes at bangkal…please rescue ASAP plsss thanx

    • Marlene says:

      Hi Jayson, I’m afraid Davaozone can’t help you with 911 assistance as this is just an article about 911 in Davao. I’m so sorry.

  7. jessica b. parecto says:

    dear ma’am/sir

    good day!

    I just want to ask ma’am/sir if you serve 24/7 because i am wondering f you are really that good in catering the needs of the davaowenyos. I am one of the victims of flash flood in davao city last june 29, 2011, we are from nha bangkal area. Starting 12:30 am we have been trying to contact your good office but unfortunately we could not reach you, it’s only a busy tone we heard. We have been trying to contact you during 8 hours of our stay in our roof top and yet we could not still reach you. Why? is your system not that good as what you have posted here in your website? we are so scared and it is so depressing to think that no one could save us.. we are really disappointed… we hope that you will change your system into a better one…

    • Marlene says:

      Hello Jessica, I’m deeply touched after reading your message. I fervently hope that 911 will have a better system for responding to emergency calls. Anyhow, I’m relieved that you and others have survived the tragic disaster.

  8. liezel says:

    hi just wanna ask if you could give me a free site where i search people and locate them here in davao city.. please do help me. Its really important,

  9. mr monsanto and mr cloribel.good job well done more power god blessed we have you like people needs help yuo save people from accident i wish to apply as driver .loyoladino@yahoo.com as trainnee.09107756940 xqatar xsaudi xbahrain,ofw.goodluck sir tnx.staffs n employee best emergency response team adv.merry xmas

  10. uncle tata says:

    how can i contact 911 through cellphone? taga kibalang ko. salamat

  11. private says:

    aa my complain lng ako dito sa nha bangkal ph3 ung mga minors na nag galagala parin maski 12am in the midnight … my CVO ang central park pero d sila nag rorobing … bka kc my ginagawa ang mga minors d2 na d dapat gawin… like smoking weed ….. sa ph3 nha bangkal sa dike sila parati naga istambay…thx for asap respond… thx

  12. Sushmita says:

    ang 911 ba makalocate sa tawong kawatan? naa ba moi tracking device? kay naa koy ipapangita gamit sa network. kung pwede ko ninu tabangan. palihog lng gyud.

  13. Sushmita says:

    kung dli mo maka track. unsa nga ahensya sa gobyerno ang makatabang sa akoa? plz tabangi ko.

    • Peter says:

      I suggest na mag inquire ka both sa Police and any Private Investigator. Ang 911 para lang sa emergency response.

  14. lala says:

    is it true you’ll conduct free 911 training if there were 40 participants interested?

  15. onerom says:

    gud day sir/madam, may erereport ako sa inyo na itong aso ng kapitbahay namin eh laging tahol ng tahol at laging umu-ungol walang tigil,nakakadisturbo na kasi,di n makatulog ang tatay ko ilang buwan na sinabihan n namin ang may ari kaso ala pa rin.dito po kami sa pampanga executive homes subdivision sa may lanang davao city..

    sana maaksyonan nyo po ito.salamat..

  16. Brgy.21-C says:

    dre s brgy 21-C blk 94,95.96, and 97 eskinita, naay nga sugal dre og baraha nga hastang sabaa jud kaau, hangtud tungang gabi-e, dli nko katulog, unya kung badlongon namo cla pa masuko, sus ginoo intawon tabangi me dre……

  17. Brgy.21-C says:

    Fatima Ext. St. Brgy. 21-C Piapi Blvd. Blk 97 1st right alley naa naay color yellow nga tindahan pasulod, naay puno-an sa lubi, sa sulod ani naay naga sugal apil mga minors, gipasimuno-an sa mga hamtong ug mga astig-astigan kuno. Naa sa tunga sa dalan, maabtan og tuungang gabi-e usahay mabuntagan pa og hastang saba-a jud kaau nila, kung among hangyu-on nga hinayon lang unta ang ilang mga tingog, masuko man hinoon og mo ingon nga “imong ning yuta?” og samotan pa jud sa illegal nga droga sama sa marijuana og shabu, habang gasugal ang uban naay gayupyup sa kilid, mo sidebit pa jud og sugal, nga ginatawag nila og “mingay” ako ng gipa barangay kaso kung badlongon undang, paghawa sa mga tanod kapitan or kagawad, mosugod na pod balik. unta matagan ni og aksyon dayon…….

  18. iStoryahee_Acheche says:

    OMG people!!! why these kinds of comments!? You’re all barking at the wrong tree (or website for that matter!) This is just an info article for damn heck!? a THANK YOU message would be much appropriate to post in here.. (holy cow! if you have concerns with the 911 service go to Davao’s official website… Don’t bang the poor blogger for post an informative article about her city!)
    Geee! naunsa naman tawon mo oi… Bag-o lang baya ta taga-davao nakadawat sa “Hall of Famer” for LITERACY.. meaning literate tang tanan, graduhan, taas ug kahibalo… nya karon pataka ta’g dumbol ug taong way labot! Kaluoy jud natong mga Bloggers oi… (ka-try pud ko ani, anytime mg post ka’g article sa resort, ikaw nah pangutan-on para sa ilang booking… kataw-anan!)

    • Marlene says:

      Thank you, Acheche :)

      Think about how some people can easily (and mistakenly) shoot a messenger, hahaa!

      Uy, congrats sa Davao City!

  19. iStoryahee_Acheche says:

    by the way! Thank you DavaoZone! your doing really great promoting our beloved Davao City. Daghan na kaayung kalambuan ang Davao… Long Live Davao!

  20. jenny says:

    REPORT CHILD ABUSE
    sana po’y matulongan at maisalba po natin ang buhay ng 2 taong gulang na batang nasa pangangalaga po ng isang nagngangalang MS.MILAGROS FRANCISCO,
    nakatira po sila sa #428 SWITCH ST. ALPHA HOMES SUBD. MATINA APLAYA, DAVAO CITY.

    NAWAY MA RESCUE PO NATIN SYA SA LALONG MADALING PANAHON.

    concerned citizen lang po.

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