CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan – This province will launch its 911 emergency hotline to boost emergency response and assistance to Bulakenyos in times of emergencies.
The launching is set to be held at the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium here on October 28.
The Bulacan 911 emergency shall be under the supervision of the Bulacan Rescue–Communications, Command and Control Center (C4) of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.
Bulakenyos can receive quick response in emergencies such as medical (heart attack, stroke, etc.), vehicular accident, fire reports, collapsed structure, and natural disasters like flood, typhoons, earthquakes who need immediate rescue.
As stated in President Rodrigo Duterte’s Executive Order No. 56, series of 2018 institutionalizing the 911 hotline as the nationwide emergency answering point, all local government units (LGUs) shall establish their local 911 call centers where calls shall be free of charge, in partnership with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and PLDT, Inc.
“This will not defeat the purpose of the Bulacan 566, pwede pa rin pong tawagan ang numerong ito para sa pagresponde sa mga (this number can still be called to respond for) emergency 24/7. Ito pong ilulunsad natin na 911 hotline ay makakatulong ng 566 sa pagpapanatili ng pampublikong kaayusan at seguridad at pagpigil sa kriminalidad. Ngayon po sa pag-dial ng 911, kahit walang load, walang problema, mas pinabilis din po and waiting time dahil sa Go Live (The 911 hotline that we will be launching could provide help to Bulacan 566 in maintaining public order and security and to curb criminality. Now, in dialing 911, there will be no problem even without load. The waiting time is faster due to Go Live),” Governor Daniel Fernando said in an official social media post on Monday.
He added Go Live 911 using Touchpoint software calls directly to first responders for improved situational awareness and faster response times.
“Handa na po ang ating Bulacan Rescue upang magserbisyo sa ating mga mamamayan. Hinihiling lang po natin sa ating mga kababayan na gamitin ang hotline 911 sa mga lehitimong emergency, ‘wag po nating gamitin sa panloloko kasi pwedeng sa oras ng pagtawag ng manloloko ay meron talagang may emergency na hindi makapasok (Our Bulacan Rescue is ready to provide services to our citizens. We are appealing to our province mates to use hotline 911 to legitimate emergency. Let us not use to prank),” Fernando said. (PNA)