BFP Firefighter Rank and Salary: How Much Do Filipino Firefighter Make?
Philippine firefighters risk their lives every day to ensure that the lives and properties of Filipinos are saved from fires. Through legislation signed by Former President Rodrigo Duterte, the salary grade of firefighters from the Bureau of Fire Protection was increased proportionately to the rank of the Bureau of Fire Protection personnel.
Most personnel of the Bureau of Fire Protection start at the Fire Officer 1 rank. This now has a basic salary of Php 29,668 as of the start of 2019. After completing two years on the job and the Fire Basic Recruit Course (FBRC), they can apply for the rank of Fire Officer 2. This will bump their salary to Php 30,862. A 4% increase from their original post.
While the increase in the basic salary may not be significant, it affects all other percentile-based bonuses such as longevity pay and quarterly bonuses.
With dedication and a knack for going after higher positions, a Bureau of Fire Protection personnel may reach the rank of Fire Director which has a Basic Salary of Php 102,896.
Basic Salary According to Rank in the BFP
|BFP Rank||BFP Basic Pay|
|Fire Officer 1||PHP 29,668|
|Fire Officer 2||PHP 30,867|
|Fire Officer 3||PHP 32,114|
|Senior Fire Officer 1||PHP 33,411|
|Senior Fire Officer 2||PHP 34,079|
|Senior Fire Officer 3||PHP 34,761|
|Senior Fire Officer 4||PHP 38,366|
|Fire Inspector||PHP 49,528|
|Fire Senior Inspector||PHP 56,582|
|Fire Chief Inspector||PHP 62,555|
|Fire Superintendent||PHP 71,313|
|Fire Senior Superintendent||PHP 80,583|
|Fire Chief Superintendent||PHP 91,058|
|Fire Director||PHP 102,896|
Bureau of Fire Protection Promotion Application Requirements
The promotion system in the Bureau of Fire Protection requires applicants to have a minimum number of years on the job and the appropriate training.
Fire Officer 1 is usually the entry-level position within the Bureau. Here are the requirements to apply for this position:
I. Fire Officer 1 Requirements:
Number of Years of Experience: 0
Training Required: None
Other Qualification Requirements:
- Bachelor’s Degree Holders
- Level 2 Eligibility (Fire Officer Exam, Bar/Board Exam, Professional Civil Service Exam)
- Pass the Medical Exam