Bureau of Fire Protection
Bureau of Fire Protection was created by virtue of RA 6975 primarily to perform and be responsible for the prevention and suppression of all destructive fires on building, houses and other structures, forest, land transportation vehicles and equipment, ships vessels docked at piers or wharves anchored in major seaports, petroleum industry installations, Plane crashes and other similar activities.
They are responsible for the enforcement of the Fire Code of the Philippines (PD 1185) and other related laws. Also they had the power to investigate all causes of fires and if necessary, file the proper complaint with the city or provincial prosecutor who has jurisdiction of the case.
In time of national emergency, all elements of the BFP shall upon direction of the President, assist the Armed Forces of the Philippines in meeting the national emergency and shall establish at least one (1) fire station with adequate personnel, firefighting facilities and equipment in every provincial capital, city and municipality subject to standard rules and regulations as maybe promulgated by the Department of Interior and Local Government.
Bureau of Fire Protection Mission is to prevent and suppress destructive fires, enforce fire-related laws and provide emergency medical and rescue services.
Their vision is a world class fire protection agency working towards a fire safety conscious society.
- " Bureau of Fire Protection". http://www.bfpregion7.cvis.net.ph/about/bfp.html (July 19,2007).