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 "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, CEO VI, Fire Director
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related to Firefighting and Protection as well as implementation of the Philippine Fire Code (PD 1185), which was repealed and replaced by the New Fire Code of the Philippines (RA 9514).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 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 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
  • Special Operations Unit
  • Arson Investigation Unit
  • Fire Law Enforcement Service
  • Fire National Training Institute

Line Units[edit]


See also[edit]