Bureau of Fire Protection

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Bureau of Fire Protection
Kawanihan ng Pagtatanggol sa Sunog
Abbreviation BFP
Bureau of Fire Protection.png
Coat of Arms of the Bureau of Fire Protection
Motto "Save 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 National Headquarters, Agham Road, Sitio San Roque, Barangay Bagong Pag-asa, Diliman, Quezon City
Agency executive Director Leonard R. Bañago, DSC, Chief, BFP
Parent agency Department of the Interior and Local Government

The Bureau of Fire Protection[1] (Filipino: Kawanihan ng Pagtatanggol sa Sunog) is an agency of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) responsible for implementing national policies related to Firefighting and fire prevention as well as implementation of the Philippine Fire Code (PD 1185), which has been repealed and replaced by the New Fire Code of the Philippines (RA 9514). Formerly known as the Integrated National Police Fire Service, 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.

Fire Chiefs[edit]

1978 – 1989 PC-INP Major General Primo D. Cordeta
1990 – 1992 PC-INP Brigadier General Ernesto Guting Madriaga
1992 – 1993 PC-INP Major General Mario Cristobal Tanchanco
1993 – 1994 PC-INP Brigadier General Alfonso Torres Clemente
1994 Fire Senior Superintendent Bonifacio Japson Garcia
1994 Fire Senior Superintendent Edgar Gayotin Gimotea
1994 – 1995 Fire Senior Superintendent Felipe Tarroza Carpio
1995 – 1997 Fire Senior Superintendent Bonifacio Japson Garcia
1997 Fire Senior Superintendent Gil Paz Jacinto
1997 Fire Senior Superintendent Donato Bernál Gonzales, M.D.
1997 Fire Senior Superintendent Rolando Martír Jacomille
1997 – 1998 Fire Senior Superintendent Rogelio Navál Tumbaga
1998 – 2000 DILG Assistant Secretary / Police Superintendent

Raymundo E. Padua, Jr.

2000 – 2004 Fire Chief Superintendent Francisco Shimotzu Senot
2004 – 2006 Fire Director Rogelio Francisco Asignado
2006 – 2007 Fire Director José Elisan Collado
2007 – 2008 Fire Director Enrique Cumbe Linsangan
2008 – 2011 Fire Director Rolando Maaño Bandilla, Jr.
2011 – 2012 Fire Chief Superintendent Samuél Rivera Perez
2012 – 2013 Fire Chief Superintendent Rubén Fornaleza Bearis, Jr.
2013 – 2014 Fire Chief Superintendent Carlito Saquetón Romero
2014 – 2016 Fire Director Ariél Aguilár Barayuga
2016 Fire Chief Superintendent Rodrigo Reyes Abrazaldo
2016 – 2017 Fire Director Bobby Vaggas Baruelo
2017 – present Fire Director Leonard Ramos Bañago


Fire alarm levels[edit]

The BFP has fire alarm levels to determine how many fire trucks should respond to the scene:

  1. First alarm
  2. Second alarm
    • Senior Fire Officer/ Shift-in-charge/ Team leader
  3. Third alarm
    • CFM/ MFM concerned
  4. Fourth alarm
  5. Fifth alarm
    • Provincial/ District Operations Chief
  6. Task Force Alpha
    • P/DFM concerned
  7. Task Force Bravo
    • Chief, Operation, Intelligence and Investigation Branch, P/DFM and all C/MFMs of the provincial district concerned
  8. Task Force Charlie
    • Deputy Regional Director
  9. Task Force Delta
  10. Task Force Echo
  11. Task Force Hotel
  12. Task Force India
  13. General Alarm
    • Regional Director


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
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Special Operations Unit
  • Arson Investigation Unit
  • Fire Law Enforcement Service
  • Fire National Training Institute

Line Units[edit]

  • BFP National Capital Region
  • BFP Region I
  • BFP Region II
  • BFP Region III
  • BFP Region IVA
  • BFP Region IVB
  • BFP Region V
  • BFP Region VI
  • BFP Negros Island Region
  • BFP Region VII
  • BFP Region VIII
  • BFP Region IX
  • BFP Region X
  • BFP Region XI
  • BFP Region XII
  • BFP Region CARAGA
  • BFP Region CAR
  • BFP Region ARMM


See also[edit]