Bureau of Fire Protection

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Bureau of Fire Protection
Kawanihan ng Pagtatanggol sa Sunog
Abbreviation BFP
Bureau of Fire Protection Unit Seal.jpg
Coat of Arms of the Bureau of Fire Protection
Motto "Saving Lives and Properties"
Agency overview
Formed January 29, 1991
Preceding agencies
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
National agency Philippines
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters BFP-NHQ Bldg, Agham Road, Bgy Bagong Pag-asa, Quezon City
Agency executive Ariel A Barayuga (CESE), Fire Chief Superintendent
Parent agency Department of Interior and Local Government

The Bureau of Fire Protection[1] (Filipino: Kawanihan ng Pagtatanggol sa Sunog) is an agency of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) responsible for implementing national policies related to Firefighting and Protection as well as implementation of the Philippine Fire Code (PD 1185), which was repealed and replaced by the New Fire Code of the Philippines (RA 9514). Formerly known as the Constabulary Fire Protection Bureau, the BFP is in charge of the administration and management of municipal and city fire and emergency services all over the country.


Badge of the Bureau of Fire Protection.

The BFP traces its roots from the defunct Constabulary Fire Protection Bureau, then later PC-INP Office of Fire Protection Service.[2]

The agency was founded on January 29, 1991, pursuant to the provisions of Republic Act 6975, which established the Department of Interior and Local Government.[3]

The bureau now is in charge of management, administration, and implementation of Fire and emergency services all over the country.

Mission and Vision[edit]

The mission of the Bureau of Fire Protection:[2]

To prevent and suppress destruction caused by fires. Implement the provisions of RA 9514. Provide emergency medical and rescue services to the general public.

The Vision of the Bureau of Fire Protection

A modern fire protection agency working towards a safe and progressive society. [4]


Seal of the BFP National Headquarters
Representatives from the BFP Special Rescue Unit participate in activities held at Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City in conjunction of Balikatan 2012 (BK2012).

Base Units[edit]

  • National Headquarters
  • Special Rescue/HAZMAT Unit
  • Special Operations Unit
  • Arson Investigation Unit
  • Fire Law Enforcement Service
  • Fire National Training Institute

Line Units[edit]


See also[edit]