HOW TO JOIN THE BFP | Qualification, Requirements and Recruitment Process

Looking for a stable job in government sector? Join the fire service! Be a Fire Officer!

The Bureau of Fire Protection (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 Fire Code of the Philippines (Republic Act 9514). It is in charge of the administration and management of municipal and city fire and emergency services nationwide.

Interested applicants are advised to submit their application folder at their respective BFP Regional Offices. Check out the recruitment details below, courtesy of BFP:

READ: How to join the BJMP | Qualification, Requirements and Recruitment Process

Qualification Standards for  Fire Officer 1

No person shall be appointed as uniformed personnel of the BFP unless he/she possesses the following qualifications:
  • A citizen of the Republic of the Philippines;
  • A person of good moral character;
  • Must have passed the psychiatric / psychological, drug and physical tests;
  • Must possess the Second Level Eligibility;
  • Must not have been dishonorably discharged or dismissed for case from previous employment;
  • Must be at least 1.62 meter height for male and and 1.57 meter for female;
  • Must weigh no more or less than 5 kilograms from the standard weight corresponding to his/her height, age and sex;
  • Must not less than 21 nor more than 30 years old on the date of actual assumption of duty / oath of office.

READ: 2020 Fire Officer Exam (FOE) Schedule and Requirements

Second Level Eligibility (any of the following)

  • Career Service Professional (Civil Service Commission);
  • Presidential Decree No. 907 (Honor Graduates - Civil Service Commission);
  • Career Service Fire Officer Exam (CS FOE - Civil Service Commission);
  • Republic Act 1080 (Board and Bar Exams - Professional Regulatory Commission);
  • Officer-in-Charge Navigational Watch / Engineering Watch (Marina)

Documentary Requirements

Applicants must submit the following documentary requirements in a properly-tabbed folder to the Human Resource Management Division of BFP National Headquarters or any BFP Regional Offices near you:
  • Application Letter;
  • 2 handwritten / computerized Personal Data Sheet (PDS);
  • Authenticated copy of College Diploma;
  • Authenticated copy of Transcript of Record;
  • Authenticated copy of Second Level Eligibility;
  • PSA Certificate of Live Birth;
  • PSA Certificate of Marriage Contract (Female only);
  • Brgy, Mayor, Police, NBI, MTC and RTC Clearances;
  • Certificate of Waiver if applicable

Waivers (any of the following)

  • National Certificate for Indigenous Peoples
  • National Certificate for Muslim Filipinos
  • Professional Drivers License with restriction code 1, 2 & 3
  • Certificate of Fire Volunteer for atleast 6 months

For more information, you may contact:

Recruitment and Selection Section

Address: 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


Fire Officer 1 will receive a monthly basic salary of P29,668 upon oathtaking.

READ: 2020 Civil Service Exam (CSE-PPT) Schedule and Requirements

Period of Submission of Application Folders

BFP will be accepting application folders from June 15, 2020 to July 12, 2020.

Date of Examination

The conduct of Qualifying Written Examination for Fire Officer 1 is on August 16, 2020

How to Apply

For interested Fire Officer 1 applicants, kindly coordinate with the Recruitment and Selection Section, BFP National Headquarters, Agham Road, Quezon City, NCR or with the nearest BFP REGIONAL OFFICE regarding the PROCEDURE (HOW TO APPLY) for the recruitment and selection.

NOTE: A complete directory of BFP Regional Offices nationwide is available at the BFP website or through this link:

SEE ALSO: List of Government Job Vacancies

Coverage of Qualifying Written Examination

  • General Information / Current Events – 30%
  • Vocabulary – 15%
  • Synonyms – 15%
  • Grammar and Correct Usage –10%
  • Analogy – 10%
  • Reading Comprehension – 10%
  • Mathematics –10%

Latest BFP Recruitment Poster and Calendar of Activities for Simultaneous Conduct of Hiring and Selection for Fire Officer 1 (FO1) 

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