Michael Vito
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  • Pasig City
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Fire service and Politics

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Vito Mar 21, 2010. 3 Replies

This coming May 10, 2010. The Philippines will have its national and local elections. Most interesting is, the local side. Some department/brigade have took side of the opposing candidate, or took…Continue

Tags: politics, service, fire

Philippines rescuers struggle to reach isolated areas

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fireyladd - Chief Sharp Oct 11, 2009. 1 Reply

Search and rescue teams on Sunday struggled to reach areas of the northern Philippines cut off by storm-triggered landslides and flooding that have left more than 600 people dead, officials said.In…Continue

Tags: flood, disaster, massive, landslide, parma

Philippine Flood Survivors Seek Aid; 246 Dead

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Vito Oct 8, 2009. 4 Replies

Philippine flood survivors seek aid; 246 deadBy TERESA CEROJANO (AP) – 1 day agoMANILA, Philippines — Flood victims trudged through ankle-deep sludge to crowded relief centers in the Philippines, as…Continue

Tags: disaster, Pasig, Manila, flood, Philippine

using the spine board too much

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Vito Sep 9, 2009. 33 Replies

There is one case yesterday night we responded (Aug. 27 '09 PST) as a first responder firefighters to an MVA involving two SUV's about 25 meters from our station. On scene, including our fire chief…Continue

Tags: responder, first, EMS, board, spine

Passing away of our former Philippine President

Started Aug 2, 2009 0 Replies

On behalf of the Filipino people, to the Filipino community abroad and to our friends of FFN who have been to the Philippines before. A passing away of our late former President Corazon C. Aquino who…Continue

Tags: president, woman, tribute, aquino, cory

Your favorite Movie - Leadership themes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Vito Jul 21, 2009. 35 Replies

What is your favorite movie (leadership themes)? especially true stories that you learn and inspire you to lead, making a difference and so on. This movie shows the struggle of training, overcoming…Continue

Tags: off-duty, leadership, movies

Old Turnout gears

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Vito Apr 27, 2009. 2 Replies

Hello, In behalf of our volunteer fire brigade we would like to ask for your help If you or your fire station has old gear sitting around that no one uses or gear that is marked for garbage disposal…Continue

LPG-fueled car fire

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Vito Mar 16, 2009. 7 Replies

branching out from the main topic B.LE.V.E's. Someone suggested to create another thread regarding my question.In the Philippines, for the almost 3 years all of our taxi's have switched from the…Continue

Tags: fuel, lpg, fire, car

Firefighter turned politician

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Vito Dec 25, 2008. 4 Replies

Do you have a firefighter in your department or in your area. Decided to run for public office. Did the firefighter turned politician made a difference? Benefit your department, or created programs…Continue

Tags: politics, politicians, firefighter, community

 

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Profile Information

Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Secretary / Treasurer
Years in Fire/EMS:
14 years
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Pasig Fire and Rescue Volunteer Group, Inc.
Years With Department/Agency
7
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
TEAM NET, INC. - Pasig Chapter
Pasig Fire and Rescue Volunteer Group, Inc.
ABV Rock Group KB Site - 7, KSA - Swimming Club - Founder
Kapasigan Volunteer Fire & Rescue Brigade
My Training:
Pre-mobilization Training 1994 - Philippine Army Reserve
Disaster Relief Rescue Operation Course 1995 - Philippine Army Reserve
Small Unit Tactics1995 - Scout Ranger Regiment, PA
Basic Water Rescue 1996 - MMDA Rescue
Standard First Aid 2001 - Philippine National Red Cross, NHQ
First Responder Course - TEAM Net, NCR
Basic Firefighting / Intensive Firefighting - Pasig Fire and Rescue Group, Inc.
HAZMAT first responder awareness: BFP - DILG Makati
Emergency Vehicle Operators Course
Emergency Medical Technician - Basic
ACLS
Tactical EMS Operation
About Me:
A volunteer firefighter for more than 14 years, loved serving others and making a difference in our area.
I volunteered to some units around the city and then finally home and finally went back were I've started.

I've wished this will be my professional career. But because of our Fire / EMS situation - no national law yet, no standard in EMS. So the salary is very low not enough to give a decent living to a family. So I just pursue my present career in I.T. industry but still continue to play active role in EMS in my volunteer capacity.
Day Job:
I.T. Specialist
Relationship Status:
Married
Facebook or Other Online Profile:
http://www.facebook.com/mfvitokevlar
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I joined the Fire /EMS because wanted to help other people and make a difference.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
I love Fire / EMS because this where I feel the deep satisfaction inside. of helping others even without in return.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
EMS Law still on-hold in congress
no ICS protocol - still in inception phase.
Government Fire Department and Volunteer units fire ground conflict.

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EMS Law in the Philippines ....Soon a reality

Posted on March 23, 2010 at 6:30am 0 Comments

After 12 years of waiting, the Emergency Medical Service Law will be soon a reality. As I look around yesterday on the net. I've stumble upon some links from our Congress that they have published a third and final reading of this new law, with it some news releases links I've found. Finally! As a country more prone to natural disaster like recently the "big flood" because of typhoon Ketsana last September last year, and a new threat - terrorism. It's about time to uplift the standard of our… Continue

Survived the Great Flood

Posted on September 30, 2009 at 11:30pm 11 Comments

It's Day-FIVE since Last Saturday on that fateful day Sept. 26, 2009. Water subsided slightly. My house still flooded and with no electrical power. Unlike other areas at due east and north of our city. Water flood are gone but they are starting cleaning their community.



Relief operation still on-going and out Fire Tanker its rear tires were busted and needs for replacement. It was worned out because of rescue / relief operation since DAY - ONE, stepping on debris or rocks. Our chief… Continue

July a month to remember

Posted on July 8, 2009 at 2:00am 0 Comments

July 16, 1990, Pasig Catholic College, Pasig City, Philippines at approximately 4:00 pm. I was in 4th year high school back then, all of the seniors have left home already and as a cadet officer assigned as a COD - (cadet officer of the day) and waiting until 5pm to lower the school flag and looking forward to go home. When I was going down the stairs then I've heard a ringing and felt a dizzy sensation then I realize it was an earthquake. I ran downstairs in a heartbeat because I was almost at… Continue

first EVOC course in the Philippines

Posted on June 15, 2009 at 8:30pm 1 Comment

Last June 14, 2009. Retired US Airforce Captain Jason McDonald a firefighter/paramedic - our technical adviser. Conducted the first Emergency Vehicle Operators Course which is held at the 2nd company station at Barangay (Village) Pineda, Pasig City. Attended by 3 drivers and two company officers, in which this is our first batch. As usual, it began on a one day lecture of basic routine stuff, incident cases and most importantly the proper use of lights and sirens. I hate to mention it to this… Continue

Resolving fire ground issues

Posted on February 3, 2009 at 10:30pm 7 Comments

Fire ground conflict in the Philippines was a all time issue plague the career vs. volunteer units for a long time. Volunteer units which is approximately 70 % more than the gov't counterpart - majority of which in the national capital region which is Metro Manila. Although, we get the job done most of the time. Fighting fire side by side with our career counterparts has the cold and uneasy feelings is still there. But the question of efficiency, liability, dormant resources, injuries, and… Continue

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At 10:39pm on October 27, 2009, Jessica Travis said…
no i haven't looked yet but i will!!!!!
At 7:36pm on October 25, 2009, Jessica Travis said…
no problem!! is everything getting back to normal down there?
At 9:45pm on October 24, 2009, Jessica Travis said…
hows everything goin down there? i said a prayer for yall when i heard it on the news
At 7:08am on October 9, 2009, Jason McDonald said…
Mike, check this out: http://www.firefighternation.com/profiles/blogs/tips-for-venting-commercial
At 2:34am on September 29, 2009, Bulldozer said…
Hey my Brother my thouts and prayers are with you
At 10:11pm on August 31, 2009, Jessica Travis said…
thank you for your comment!!!
tcss
Jessi<3
At 8:19am on July 26, 2009, Michael Lawrence Go said…
Musta na din bro, Just logged in recently here, I seldom visit the site. Educate me!
At 9:36pm on June 25, 2009, Jason McDonald said…
Well, 1 more day and I will be in QC. I miss home.
At 11:11am on June 20, 2009, Richmond Lawrence G. Favila said…
Thank you Mike
At 11:28am on May 28, 2009, Eric said…
Michael,
Great pics. How are things on your side of the world?
 
 
 

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