FCGCCI inducts new officers!!!

The officers and members of the Metropolitan Composite Fire and Rescue Volunteers, Inc. sends its warmest felicitations to the new Board of Directors and Officers of the Filipino-Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (FCGCCI)

 

The new Board and Officers of FCGCCI were sworn in at the Rizal Ballroom of Shangrila Hotel – Makati where Presiding Justice Andres B. Reyes, Jr. of the Court of Appeals gave the keynote speech.

 

MCFRVI are privileged to be part of this momentous occasion which ushered in the Officers and Board of Directors who will manage the affairs of FCGCCI for 2011 – 2013.  Mr. WILLIAM LEE of Quiapo Volunteers (Quiapo-1) will serve as Secretary-General for this term.

 

We wish you all the best in our mutual goal to help alleviate the current plight of our country men!

Earthquakes keep rocking the Country!!!

Millions of people in Europe, the Middle East and Asia are at risk from deadly tremors which can strike out of the blue in unmapped earthquake zones, scientists have warned.

 

Attention should be focused on these regions, which lie within the interior of continents, instead of well known earthquake “hotspots”, according to two leading experts.

 

They stress that “interior zone” earthquakes kill far more people than those in recognised danger areas on continental edges such as Japan and California.

 

Over the past century, earthquakes on large fault lines where shifting plates of the Earth’s crust collide and slip have claimed around 800,000 lives, say the experts writing in the journal Nature Geoscience. Around half these deaths were due to tsunamis like the one which struck the north-east coast of Japan in March.

 

In contrast, sudden earthquakes in continental interiors within the plates killed around 1.4 million. Interior quakes also killed far more people directly by shaking the ground and toppling buildings.

 

Professor Philip England, from Oxford University, and Professor James Jackson, from Cambridge University, classified 130 earthquakes occurring in the last 120 years.

 

The experts argue that more scientific resources should be directed at identifying seismic risk in regions such as the 10 million square kilometre Alpine-Himalayan belt, which covers Italy, Greece, Turkey, Iran and central Asia, and China.

 

The scientists wrote: “On the plate boundaries, the location of the hazard is well known and earthquake timing constitutes the greatest uncertainty.

 

“In many parts of the continental interiors, however, we do not even know where the hazards lie. Slavish application of a model based on plate boundaries around the Pacific rim to earthquake hazard in continental interiors is not merely unhelpful, but can be positively dangerous.

 

“We argue that the knowledge that underpins earthquake resilience in Japan or California must be transferred to countries in which earthquakes regularly inflict huge death tolls, often far from the media spotlight.”

 

On another note that warrants an equal sense of urgency, Earthquakes jolted the general area of Surigao City and Dinagat Islands in Mindanao yesterday.  The tremor, which measured 4.5 on the Richter Scale, was less than 24-hours after a magnitude 5.5 shook Isabela Province in Luzon.

 

Dozens of aftershocks were recorded after he two quakes.

 

The recent tremors to rock the Country served as grim reminders of the Big One expected to hit the Metropolis in the near future.

 

 

 

Excerpts lifted from yahoo.co.uk

MCFRVI trains at the Fire National Training Institute

Pursuant to its desire to continue to enhance its expertise and technical capability, the Metropolitan Composite Fire and Rescue Volunteers, Inc. embarked on a six-day intensive training at the National Fire Training Institute (NFTI) in Canlubang, Calamba Laguna.

 

Spread over six-Sundays which commenced on 15 May 2011, MCFRVI representatives trained together with operatives of Central District Fire and Rescue Volunteer Brigade, Inc. and elements of the Quezon City Fire District.  The MCFRVI-CDFRVI-BFPQC training is in consonance with their aim of achieving inter-operability during fire incidents in the metropolis, particularly in Quezon City.

 

Module of Instructions are specially crafted by Tactical Officers of the BFP-FNTI to suit the peculiar operational conditions at the Quezon City Fire District.

 

The intensive training will conclude with a 24-hour simulated multiple incident scenario on 11-12 June 2011.