127 Vacancies for Fire Officer 1 at BFP Western Visayas, Apply Now

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About BFP

BFP, or the Bureau of Fire Protection, is the agency responsible for providing fire protection and prevention services in the Philippines. It was established in 1991 as part of the Department of the Interior and Local Government, and since then, it has been committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of the Filipino people.

One of the key objectives of the BFP is to prevent fires from occurring in the first place. To achieve this goal, the agency conducts regular inspections of buildings and facilities to ensure that they are equipped with the necessary fire safety equipment, such as fire alarms, sprinkler systems, and fire extinguishers. The BFP also provides education and training programs to the public on fire safety and prevention.

When fires do occur, the BFP is well-equipped to respond quickly and effectively. The agency has over 25,000 personnel, including firefighters, medical responders, and administrative staff, stationed throughout the country. These personnel are trained to handle a wide range of emergency situations, from rescuing people from burning buildings to providing first aid to those who have been injured.

In addition to its firefighting and prevention services, the BFP also plays a crucial role in disaster response. During natural disasters, such as typhoons and earthquakes, the BFP provides rescue and relief operations, as well as assistance in evacuation and recovery efforts.

Overall, the BFP is a vital organization that plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety and well-being of the Filipino people. Its commitment to fire safety and prevention, as well as its expertise in emergency response and disaster management, make it an invaluable asset to the country.

BFP Region 6 Recruitment

BFP Region 6 has recently announced that it is accepting applications for one hundred twenty seven (127) vacancies for Fire Officer 1 (FO1) Regular Recruitment CY 2023.

This announcement is significant as it indicates that BFP Region 6 is actively seeking to fill these positions in order to improve its firefighting force and enhance its ability to respond to emergencies and prevent fires from occurring in the Western Visayas Region.


As an entry-level position in the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), a Fire Officer 1 (FO1) in the Philippines can expect to receive a number of benefits and a competitive salary.

The basic salary of a FO1 in BFP is PHP 29,668 per month, which includes base pay, cost of living allowance, and other mandated allowances such as the PNP-RSBSA (PNP Retiree and Separated Benefits and Security Agency) contribution, and hazard pay.

Aside from the basic salary, FO1s are also entitled to receive additional benefits such as health and life insurance coverage, retirement benefits, and leave benefits. The agency provides medical, dental, and vision care benefits to its employees, along with various other health programs such as annual physical examinations and regular health seminars.

FO1s also have opportunities for career advancement and professional development, including in-service training programs, seminars, and workshops. This can allow them to gain new skills and knowledge, as well as to increase their salary as they progress in their career.

Furthermore, working as an FO1 in BFP also provides the opportunity to serve the community and make a positive impact in the lives of others. Firefighters play a vital role in ensuring the safety and well-being of the public by responding to emergencies, conducting fire safety inspections, and educating the public about fire safety and prevention.

General Qualifications

  • A citizen of the Republic of the Philippines;
  • A person of good moral character;
  • Must have passed the neuro-psychiatric evaluation, medical examination and drug test for the purpose of determining his/her physical and mental health;
  • Must not have been dishonorably discharged or dismissed for cause from previous employment; and
  • Must not have been convicted by final judgement of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be a Baccalaureate degree holder;
  • Must possess any of the following 2nd level eligibilities (PRC, MARINA, CSC Prof/ PD 907/ FOE);
  • Must be at least 1.57 meters or 5’2″ in height for male and 1.52 meters or 5’0″ for female;
  • Must weigh not more or less than five (5) kilograms from the standard weight corresponding to his/her height, age and sex;
  • Must not be not less than twenty-one (21) nor more than thirty (30) years of age on the actual date of appointment, assumption of duty/oath of office.

Documentary Requirements

To all interested and qualified individuals, the acceptance of application folder for Fire Officer 1 rank is from 03 April 2023 to 21 April 2023. Be guided of the following documents to be submitted in accordance with the color coding of application folder with tabbing per province:

PROVINCEColor of Folder (LONG)
Negros OccidentalGreen
  • Application Letter stating their intent to apply to the position of Fire Officer 1 (FO1) and addressed to CSUPT JERRY D CANDIDO, DSC, Regional Director, BFP Region 6;
  • Original or Authenticated copy of Service Record (for former government employees);
  • One (1) Handwritten Personal Data Sheet (PDS) – (CSC Form 212 Revised 2017) kindly print in black and use blue ink pen for affixing all signatures; DO NOT use sign pen.
  • Two (2) original or authenticated copies of Transcript of Records and College Diploma (by the school registrar);
  • Two (2) original or authenticated copies of Second Level Eligibility (CSC or PRC or MARINA, as the case may be) and one (1) valid PRC or MARINA ID, whenever applicable, authenticated by issuing agency;
  • Two (2) Security Paper (SECPA) copies of Certificate of Live Birth issued by PSA;
  • Two (2) Security Paper (SECPA) copies of Certificate of Marriage and Birth Certificate of dependents (if applicable) issued by PSA;
  • One (1) original and one (1) Photocopy of recent clearances from Barangay, Police, NBI, RTC, and MTC;
  • Photocopy of Certificate of Waiver (for applicants with age and/or height deficiency/ies);
  • Photocopy of Member’s Data Form (Pag-IBIG), Member Data Record (PhilHealth) if available;
  • Photocopy of Tax Identification card, if available or any related documents/ forms indicating the Number of the required Card;
  • Photocopy of Professional Driver’s License codes A, A1, B, B1, B2, C, D and/or Nc II/III (if available);
  • ECG result with reading from Cardiologist (submit the scanned result with readings and serum pregnancy test result for female to the BFP6 regional Health Services Section email address: bfp6hss.recruitment@gmail.com).

NOTE: Applicants with previous employment shall be required to submit additional clearances obtained from their previous employer whichever is applicable. Company/ agency clearance, IAS clearance, Certificate of Non-Pending Case, Certification of Honorable Dismissal, and the like.

For those applicants who have lacking clearances, they are required to execute an affidavit of undertaking (duly notarized) specifying that they shall submit the required clearances on/or before April 21, 2023. Said affidavit of undertaking shall be applicable on clearances only.


How to Apply

To obtain more information about the recruitment process for Fire Officer 1, please refer to the attached Memo (post) for complete details.

Alternatively, you can call 337-6918 and ask to be transferred to the Recruitment Sec/Admin Division during office hours (Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm) or visit the nearest Fire Station. Additionally, please submit your application folders to the Fire Station in your respective City/Municipality.


Jobseekers who are passionate about serving their community and making a positive impact in the lives of others are encouraged to consider joining the BFP Western Visayas Region Family.

By applying for the FO1 Regular Recruitment CY 2023 in BFP Region 6, you can become part of a team that is dedicated to ensuring the safety and well-being of the Filipino people.

Together, we can make a difference and build a safer, stronger, and more resilient community.

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Source: BFP R6 Public Information Unit


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