Bureau of Fire Protection

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Bureau of Fire Protection
Bureau of Fire Protection.png
"Save Lives and Properties"
Operational area
CountryPhilippines
AddressBFP National Headquarters, Agham Road, Sitio San Roque, Barangay Bagong Pag-asa, Diliman, Quezon City
Agency overview
EstablishedJanuary 29, 1991
Employees100,000+
Fire chiefDirector Leonard R. Bañago, DSC
Website
bfp.gov.ph

The Bureau of Fire Protection[1] (Filipino: Kawanihan ng Pagtatanggol sa Sunog, acronym BFP) 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to Firefighting and fire prevention as well as implementation of the Philippine Fire Code (PD 1185), which has been repealed and replaced by the New Fire Code of the Philippines (RA 9514).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.

History[edit]

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]

YEAR OFFICIAL
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

Organization[edit]

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 MIMAROPA
  • BFP Region V
  • BFP Region VI
  • 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

List of following ranks - Commissioned Officer Rank

  • Director (Major General)
  • Chief Superintendent (Brigadier General)
  • Senior Superintendent (Colonel)
  • Superintendent (Lieutenant Colonel)
  • Chief Inspector (Major)
  • Senior Inspector (Captain)
  • Deputy Senior Inspector(First Lieutenant)
  • Inspector (Second Lieutenant)

  • Note; Deputy Senior Inspector (Doctor, Attorney, Technical Field Course, other)Special Rank for Technical Personnel Are not Graduate of electrical engineering program

Non Commissioned Officer & Agent Rank -

  • Senior Fire Officer 4 (Sergeant Major)
  • Senior Fire Officer 3 (Sergeant First Class)
  • Senior Fire Officer 2 (Staff Sergeant)
  • Senior Fire Officer 1 (Sergeant)
  • Fire Officer 3 (Corporal)
  • Fire Officer 2 (Private First Class)
  • Fire Officer 1 (Private)
  • Fire Officer(Basic Private)

Gallery[edit]

Equipment[edit]

Firefighting appliances[edit]

A list of vehicles used in the past and present:

Photos Model Origin Type Note
MAN TGM 18.250.jpg MAN TGM 18.250 Rosenbauer  Austria Fire Engine Used in Cities. The successor of 18.240, acquired by the BFP.
Dongfeng Hubei 4x2 Fire Engine.jpg Dongfeng Hubei 4x2  China Fire Engine Used in Municipalities
Fire Station Nabua.JPG Sinotruk Howo 4x2  China Fire Engine Used in Municipalities
Hino Ranger Fire Truck donated by Japan.jpg Hino Ranger  Japan /

 Philippines (Modified)

Fire Engine
Quezon City Pierce Dash 100 Aerial Quint.jpg Pierce Dash 100  United States Aerial Ladder Used by Quezon City Fire District
MAN Aerial Ladder Makati DRRMO.jpg MAN TGS 33.440 Rosenbauer  Austria Aerial Ladder Used and acquired by Makati City.
Mercedes-Benz F20127  Germany Aerial Ladder Used by Makati City
Scania P310  Sweden Aerial Ladder Used by Cebu City
Zambalesjf1234 41.JPG Ford F-800 Roughneck  United States Fire Engine
Jalajala,RizalTownHalljf0827 12.JPG Hyundai 5TON  South Korea Fire Engine Used in Municipalities
Isuzu 10w Fire Engine.jpg Isuzu New Power  Japan /

 Philippines (Modified)

Fire Engine
09871jfSchools Barangay E. Rodriquez, Sr. Silangan Streets Cubao Quezon Cityfvf 01.jpg Isuzu 810  Japan /

 Philippines (Modified)

Fire Engine
Isuzu Giga Fire Tanker Engine of BFP Claver, Surigao del Norte.jpg Isuzu Giga  Japan /

 Philippines (Modified)

Fire Engine
FvfSampaloc9865 01.JPG Isuzu NKR/NPR  Japan /

 Philippines (Modified)

Fire Engine
CaloocanNavotasMalabonjf9946 13.JPG Isuzu FTR/FSR  Japan Fire Engine
Mitsubishi Fuso Canter of Aloguinsan, Cebu.jpg Mitsubishi Canter  Japan /

 Philippines (Modified)

Fire Engine
06275jfBarangays Tejeros La Paz Santa Cruz San Antonio Chino Roces Makati Cityfvf 02.jpg Mitsubishi Fuso Fighter  Japan Fire Engine
Mailajf9457 45.JPG Ford C-Series  United States Fire Engine
Iveco EuroCargo Rosenbauer  Italy Fire Engine Used by Santa Rosa BFP
Oshkosh Striker 4x4 Airport Fire Engine.jpg Oshkosh Striker  United States Air Crash Tender Used in Airports
Rosenbauer Panther MIAA.jpg Rosenbauer Panther  Austria Air Crash Tender Used in Airports
Magirus Dragon X4  Germany Air Crash Tender Used in Ninoy Aquino International Airport

Paramedical response vehicles[edit]

Photos Model Origin Type Note
Ford F250  United States Ambulance
FvfMetroManila9958 15.JPG Ford E-250  United States
FvfAngonoRizal9981 05.JPG Foton View  China
Hyundai H-100  South Korea
Isuzu Elf  Japan
L300 Ambulance Philippines front-side view.JPG Mitsubishi L300  Japan
FvfEspanaSampalocfirejf9864 05.JPG Mitsubishi Canter  Japan
MarikinaCityjf9224 28.JPG Toyota Hiace  Japan

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Official Page of the Bureau of Fire Protection
  2. ^ Philippine Constabulary
  3. ^ "R.A. 6975". lawphil.net. Retrieved 2014-05-12.
Bibliography


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