How to join the Bureau of Fire Protection(BFP)?

Being a part of the Bureau of Fire Protection is an honor. It requires hard work and perseverance but at the end of the day, you’ll feel a sense of accomplishment because of the lives you save.

If you possess the traits and characteristics befitting to be a firefighter, then wait no further. We will be discussing what you need and the steps on how to apply.



The first thing is to check if you are qualified to join the BFP.

Here are the Qualification Standards:

  • Open to all male and female Filipino citizen not less than twenty-one (21) nor more than thirty (30) years of age;
  • The height must be at least 5’2″ in for male and  5’0″ for female; you can get a height waiver if your age or height is less/more than the above mentioned.
  • Weight 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, RA 1080 or PD 907 Eligibility, if you don’t have eligibility yet, you can take the Fire Officer Exam, see the schedule here.
  • 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 judgment of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude.
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The applicants who hold a Professional Driver’s License with Restrictions 2 and 3  and holders of NCII in Driving issued by TESDA will be prioritized. This is to address the wide gap between the driver to firetruck ratio.

Fire Officer Requirements

Here are the basic requirements that you need to prepare. Depending on the BFP regional office, there may be additional or some slight differences. Always check on the regional office near you.

  1. An application letter indicating the position and item you are applying for.
  2. A fully-accomplished Personal Data Sheet (CSC Form 212 Revised 2017). It must be handwritten using a black ballpen only.
  3. Copy of authenticated Transcript of Records and College Diploma;
  4. Photocopy of authenticated Certificate of Eligibility from the Civil Service Commission (CSC) or Report of Rating/Board Rating authenticated by Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).
  5. Photocopy of Certificate of Live Birth issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
  6. For married applicants, please submit a copy of the Certificate of Marriage issued by the PSA.
  7. Authenticated copy of the following: Barangay, Mayor, Police, RTC, MTC and NBI Clearances;
  8. Certificates of Training, if any;
  9. A certification from a government health facility or a DOH-accredited private laboratory that the following laboratory examinations were performed:
    • ECG
    • Urinalysis
    • CBC with blood-typing
    • Hepa-B Screening
    • Cholesterol
    • Creatinine
    • Chest X-Ray
    • Fasting Blood Sugar
    • Serum Pregnancy Test (for female applicants)
    • Dental Panoramic X-Ray

Submit all the following documents in a properly-tabbed folder to the Human Resource Management Division of BFP National Headquarters or any BFP Regional Offices near you. For more information, you may contact:

Recruitment and Selection Section
Bureau of Fire Protection-National Headquarters (BFP-NHQ)
Agham Rd, Bagong Pag-asa, Quezon City, 1105 Metro Manila
Tel. Nos. (+632) 426-02-19/426-02-46 loc. 205.

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Fire Officer 1 Salary and Benefits

Fire Officer 1 has a salary grade of 10 amounting to P29,668. You will be entitled to hazard pay, longevity pay, clothing, and food allowances. Most importantly, you will enjoy the security of tenure since you are already working in the government.


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