132 Vacancies for Fire Officer 1 at BFP Central Visayas, Apply Now

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 7 Recruitment

BFP Region 7 has recently announced that it is accepting applications for one hundred thirty two (132) vacancies for Fire Officer 1 (FO1) Regular Recruitment CY 2023.

This announcement is significant as it indicates that BFP Region 7 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 Central 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

  • Male or Female Filipino Citizen not less than twenty-one (21) nor more than thirty (30) years of age;
  • 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 possess a Baccalaureate degree from a recognized institute of learning;
  • Must have Civil Service Commission (CSC) 2nd level eligibilities (RA 1080, FOE, or PD 907 Eligibility);

Documentary Requirements

Considering the prevailing situation brought by the COVID-19 Pandemic and in compliance with IATF-MEID protocols, interested qualified applicants shall register online through this link ( and submit their application folders (hard copy) to their respective provincial offices for Bohol, Negros Oriental, and Siquijor. Interested applicants from Lapu-Lapu City should submit their folders to Lapu-Lapu City Fire District. For Cebu province applicants, submit their folders directly to BFP RO7 Attn: Regional Admin Division Office containing the following documentary requirement starting 0800H 11 April 2022 until 1700H 24 April 2023, to wit:

  • Application Letter stating their intent to apply to the position of Fire Officer 1 (FO1) and addressed to CSUPT ROBERTO M GENAVE, DSC, Regional Director, BFP Region 7;
  • 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.
  • Three (3) authenticated copies of Transcript of Records (purpose should be FOR EMPLOYMENT) and College Diploma;
  • Three (3) authenticated copies of Second Level Eligibility from CSC/PRC (PRC ID and Board Rating);
  • Three (3) original copies of Certificate of Live Birth issued by PSA;
  • Three (3) original copies of Certificate of Marriage and Birth Certificate of dependents (if applicable) issued by PSA;
  • Original/ authenticated copy of recent clearances from Barangay, National Police, Mayor, NBI, RTC, and MTC;
  • Authenticated Certificate of Waiver (for applicants with age and/or height deficiency/ies);
  • Photocopy of Philhealth Card bearing your number;
  • Photocopy of Pag-IBIG Card bearing your number;
  • Photocopy of Tax Identification bearing your number
  • Photocopy of LTO, Professional driver’s License, and NC II or NC III certification for driving from TESDA (if there’s any)
  • Secure in advance a copy of their ECG result with interpretation and serum pregnancy test result (for females) to be sent to this email If the applicants failed on the initial screening, his/her application shall immediately be denied.


Be guided of the format and color coding of the application folder per Province containing documents to be submitted with tabbings:


How to Apply

QUALIFIED APPLICANTS are advised to hand in their application to:

CINSP HEIDI LYNN R VIRTUDES Chief, Regional Admin. Division BFP R7,Admin Div. N.Bacalso Ave.Cebu City


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 Central Visayas Region Family.

By applying for the FO1 Regular Recruitment CY 2023 in BFP Region 7, 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: Bureau of Fire Protection Region 7
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