The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP; Filipino: Kawanihan ng Pagtatanggol sa Sunog) is the government body in the Philippines responsible for the provision of fire services.
The BFP is responsible for ensuring public safety through the prevention or suppression of all destructive fires on buildings, houses, and other similar structure, forests, and land transportation vehicles and equipment, ships/vessels docked at piers, wharves or anchored at major seaports, petroleum industry installations. It is also responsible for the enforcement of the Fire Code of the Philippines (PD 1185) and other related laws, conduct investigations involving fire incidents and causes thereof including the filing of appropriate complaints/cases.
The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) is an extension of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) who is tasked to implement policies in relation to fire prevention and firefighting. As of this moment, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) is looking for fifty (50) Fire Officer I to be assigned at the National Headquarters (NHQ) located at located at Agham Road, Barangay Bagong Pag-asa, Quezon City.
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Here are the Qualification Standards:
- Open to all male and female Filipino citizen not less that twenty-one (21) nor more than thirty (30) years of age;
- Must be at least 1.62 meter or 5’4″ in height for male and 1.57 meters or 5’2″ for female;
- Must weigh not more or less than 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, Fire Officer Examination, RA 1080 or PD 907 Eligibility;
- 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.
- No Training and Experience Required for Fire Officer I Position.
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Interested and qualified applicants should signify their interest in writing. Attach the following documents to the application letter and send to the address below not later than July 15, 2022.
- Fully accomplished Personal Data Sheet (PDS) with recent passport-sized picture (CS Form No. 212, Revised 2017)
- Original copy of Birth Certificate (PSA);
- Authenticated copy of certificate of eligibility/rating/license; and
- Authenticated copy of Transcript of Records
- Original Copy of NBI and Police Clearance
How to Apply
QUALIFIED APPLICANTS are advised to hand in or send through courier/email their application to:
CSUPT LEONIDA G. ROSALES, MM
Director for Human Resource Development
BFP-NHQ Agham Road, Brgy. Bagong Pag-asa, Quezon City
APPLICATIONS WITH INCOMPLETE DOCUMENTS SHALL NOT BE ENTERTAINED.
Get to know the History of BFP
The BFP was formed from the units of the Integrated National Police's Office of Fire Protection Service on January 29, 1991 through Republic Act No. 6975, which created the present Interior Department and placed the provision of fire services under its control.
Republic Act No. 6975, or the Department of Interior and Local Government Act of 1990, took effect on January 1, 1991 and paved the way for the establishment of the Philippine National Police, BFP and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology as separate entities. Specifically, the Fire Bureau’s charter was created under Chapter IV (Section 53 to 59) and carried-out through the provisions of Rule VII (Sections 49 to 58) of the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the act. The organization was then placed under the direct supervision of the DILG undersecretary for peace and order. The Appropriation Act of 1991 also caused the inaugural operation of the BFP on August 2, 1991 as a distinct agency of the government, with the initial preparation of its operation plans and budget (OPB) undertaken by the staff of the Office of the National Chief Fire Marshal at Camp Crame, Quezon City headed by F/Brigadier General Ernesto Madriaga, INP (1990–1992), which took over from the long reign of F/Major Primo D. Cordeta (Ret.), the first chief fire marshal (1978–1989). Madriaga served as the BFP's first acting fire chief/director from 1991 to 1992.
In 2021, Republic Act No.11589, or the BFP Modernization Act, was enacted into law, mandating the implementation of a ten year program to modernize the BFP. The law also enabled the creation of security and protection units (SPUs) in each regional and city fire station and allowed 14 members at most per SPU to bare firearms.
Source: Bureau of Fire Protection