Co Kim Eh (CKE) Rescue Foundation

T. Alonzo St., Sta. Cruz, Manila, Philippines
(in front of Arellano High School)
Contact Information

Report fire emergencies in Metro Manila at tel. nos. 117 or 16-0-16. There will be a charge of P5.50 per call to 117, which is handled by the Dept. of the Interior and Local Government. Calling 16016 is free, and is handled by the Association of Volunteer Fire Chiefs and Firefighters of the Philippines.
WARNING! Prank-calling emergency numbers is a crime; 117 and 16016 are both equipped with Caller Line Identification ("Caller ID").

For emergency rescue or medical requirements in and around the Binondo area, call Anchie Apostol at landline 7321070. Scheduled non-emergency medical care transports are also accepted, and this is one source of CKERF's funding. (Emergency services are always free.)

For corporate training requirements, including training in fire and rescue techniques for the industrial setting, email Ashley Uy at aluy©ckefoundation,org .

For firefighter, EMT or first responder training requirements, call or send SMS to Anchie Apostol at 0915-4250637.

For website information, email Trevor Typoco at admin©ckefoundation,org .


The Co Kim Eh Rescue Foundation was established by Dr. Tommy L. Co, Fellow of the Philippine College of Chest Physicians (FPCCP), emergency doctor / pulmonologist at the Metropolitan Hospital, Sta. Cruz, Manila, and a long-time volunteer firefighter, in memory of his late father.

The first important logistical asset of the CKE Rescue Foundation is its state-of-the-art ambulance. Despite being an ordinary Mitsubishi L-300 van, enough resources were rounded up for it to be able to provide an excellent level of mobile intensive care, and it is aptly labeled an "Advance Life Support" or ALS Unit. One of CKERF's initial goals was to establish a round-the-clock ambulance service with qualified volunteer Emergency Medical Technicians and First Responders. Three years ago, this was not possible due to a number of factors. Today, CKERF's station along Urbiztondo St., San Nicolas, Manila is manned day and night, and at most times can even respond with two vehicular units.

Another core asset of CKERF is its members, whose intensive training in the fire and emergency medical fields have allowed them to offer the same in the form of various continuing education and life safety programs. CKERF conducts firefighting, emergency response, First Responder, first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training programs for respected corporate entities such as William Gothong & Aboitiz, Fort Bonifacio Global City, and companies in the country's Special Economic Zones. Courses may be designed to be short, or even continuous on a regular basis.

CKERF is open to partnerships with various organizations with a common goal -- the upliftment of the quality of life of our fellow Filipinos. We continue to work with various volunteer firefighting units, particularly in training of their personnel to be able to provide Emergency Medical Services in their respective areas. Upon demand (or if necessary), we can follow the U.S. Dept. of Transportation (DOT) National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) First Responder National Standard Curriculum.

We also continue to establish linkages with various emergency organizations throughout the world to provide advancement to local personnel, as well as materials and equipment to those who have already received training. Disasters and emergencies wait for no one -- preparation is always a necessity.

This webspace is sponsored by:
McDonald's Binondo
435 Juan Luna St., Binondo, Manila, in front of Plaza Lorenzo Ruiz