Wednesday, May 30, 2007

fire!


Not a real fire though but a fire drill exercise… it is a fire simulation and the man nearest the fire is demonstrating how to use the fire extinguisher properly. Photo taken this morning at my work place. Annually, buildings in the Philippines are required to have a fire drill exercise in compliance with PD1185 otherwise known as the Fire Code of the Philippines. During the fire drill, the special rescue unit and emergency responding team demonstrates various techniques, which include extraction of trapped victims, unfortunately there is no rappelling this year, cause according to the main man, there is an ongoing fire somewhere in manila and well of course real firemen are more needed there. I've also learned that a burning LPG tank does not explode like we see in the movies. Yes this isn’t in Manila but in Makati, it is one of the cities that comprise Metro Manila.

5 comments:

Fabrizio ikol22 said...

We too are used to something like. Main difference is that unfortunately here they go to simulate a terrorist attack instead of a fire :-(

Dsole said...

uhm... be safe! i thought about some event with fire works before reading

RamblingRound said...

We have drills like this here occasionally. Good practice!
Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting on the mimosa.

Abraham Lincoln said...

You have told your story very well. It was easy to read and very informative. I enjoyed reading it.

I also liked your photograph of the fire drill exercise. I am happy that I came to visit your blog today.

Have yourself a nice day.

the philosphical bastard said...

hmmmm... how does an LPG tank explode?

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