Bureau Fire Protection

A. Mission and Vision

Mission;

 We commit to prevent and suppress destructive fires, investigate its causes; enforce Fire Code and other related laws; respond to man-made and natural disasters and other emergencies.

 Vision;

 A modern fire service fully capable of ensuring a fire safe nation by 2034.

B. Duties and Responsibilities

Legal Mandate The BUREAU OF FIRE PROTECTION was created by virtue of R.A. 6975 primarily to perform the following functions:

  1. Be responsible for the prevention and suppression of all destructive fires on:
  2. Be responsible for the enforcement of the Fire Code of the Philippines (P.D. 1185) and other related laws.
    • Buildings, houses and other structures;
    • Forest;
    • Land transportation vehicles and equipment;
    • Ships or vessels docked at piers or wharves or anchored in     major
    • Petroleum industry installations;
    • Plane crashes; and
    • Other similar incidents
  3. Shall have the power to investigate all causes of fires and, if necessary, file the proper complaint with the city or provincial prosecutor who has jurisdiction over the case.
  4. In time of national emergency, all elements of the BFP shall, upon direction of the President, assist the AFP in meeting national emergency, and
  5. Shall establish at least one (1) fire station with adequate personnel, firefighting facilities and equipment in every city subject to standards, rules and regulations as may be promulgated by the Department of the Interior and Local Government.

Broad Objectives

       To enlist the direct involvement and active participation of the civilian populace and the private sectors through the help of the Local Government Units in the promotion of fire safety, the establishment/maintenance of a well-equipped and well-manned Bureau of Fire Protection and to inculcate fire safety awareness to the citizenry.

Specific Objectives

  1. To intensify fire prevention education program to gain support from the general public and to promote fire safety consciousness through continuous “Ugnayan sa Barangay”.
  2. To conduct rigid fire safety inspection to structures, buildings and the like to reduce fire incidents/occurrences.
  3. To conduct in-service training for fire personnel to enhance management on fire service and effective fire fighting operation.
  4. To recommend qualified applicants and remove misfits/undesirable members of the organization.
  5. To conduct fire safety drills to minimize if not eliminate casualties, injuries to the public and firefighters.
  6. To extend medical to victims of fires, accidents, calamities and other emergency situations and conduct medical missions to depressed areas

C. Directory/ Emergency Hotline

  1. Telephone No. (045) 925-0392
  2. Cellphone No. 09232808254

D. Safety Tips

1. Check all electrical wirings regularly.

You can schedule it annually, or if you notice an irregularities (see warning signs). According to statistics, faulty electrical wiring/connection is the top reason for fire incidents at home. Replace or change frayed wiring, defective electrical fixtures, and damaged sockets immediately. Furthermore, make sure electrical cords are not running under carpets or across doorways.

Warning signs: Lights flickering, switch sparking, burning smell when you plug in appliances, among others.

2. Avoid electrical overloading.

Most homes use extension cords so they can use several devices at the same time. But you should avoid this practice because it may cause the sockets to overheat and possibly cause a fire. Your big appliances such as refrigerators and air conditioners should also have their own designated outlet.

Smart Tip: Unplug all your appliances and gadgets when not in use. Not only will this help prevent fires, but it will also help lower your electricity bill.

3. Install smoke alarms.

More than half of fatal home fires happen at night when people are asleep. This device sound an alarm when a fire starts, waking people before they are trapped or overcome by smoke.

4. Do not smoke inside the house.

Use an ashtray and crush your cigarette stubs thoroughly to put out the flame. Douse it in water to make sure the fire is out.

5. Keep matches and other flammable objects out of your children’s reach.

Put them in a high place away from your children’s sight.

6. Keep the burning candles within your sight.

Also, use a candleholder specifically designed for candle use. Don’t place it where it can’t be knocked over by children, pets, or anyone else. Keep them away from items that can easily catch fire such as curtains, books, papers, and so on

7. Keep an eye on your cooking.

A neglected cooking or stove is the third leading cause of fire incident inside the house. If you need to leave the room, ask someone to watch what you’re cooking or turn off the stove instead.

Smart Tip: Use a timer especially if you are boiling or baking food to remind yourself that you’re cooking.

8. Do not store any flammable substance or any corrosive liquid in the kitchen.

These include common household items such disinfectant spray, paint, paint thinner, bleach, and alcohols. Store them in a safe and dry location. Make sure to properly label where you will put it as flammable products. This will ensure that you won’t be feeding the flames with volatile compounds in the event of a fire.

9. Make sure to inspect your kitchen before you go to sleep.

Check your Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) tanks and make sure they are turned off.

10. Check your LPG tank.

Your tanks should have the safety cap and security seal. Make sure to use the correct hose and that the regulator is attached securely to the cylinder valve. You can check for leaks by applying soapy water.

Recommendation: Hose should be replaced every two years and regulators five years after it was manufactured.

11. Have a fire extinguisher on hand since the kitchen area is where most fires start.

The common extinguisher to use is the Class A:B:C since it covers ordinary combustibles including paper and wood (A), flammable liquids such as grease and oil (B), and electrical appliances (C).

Reminder: For preventive measures, inspect your fire extinguisher occasionally to see that it has no cracks, the locking pin is in place, and the handle is not broken. If you see any of these, ask an expert if it’s still usable or you will need to replace your fire extinguisher.

12. Know where the main emergency fire doors are.

If you’re living in a condominium, make sure to check the arrangement of the emergency exits and how easily do the doors open or closes.

13. Make a fire escape plan including escape routes and meeting places.

Discuss this with your family members and ensure they know what to do in case of an emergency. For those in condos, check with your property management office as well if they have an emergency escape plan in place.

14. Have emergency numbers ready.

Place them in a visible location or near your telephone. You should also save the numbers in your mobile phone.

E. Programs and Activities

  1. On 27th of September 2017 BFP personnel of Capas Fire Station headed by SINSP RENE P FESETAN together with the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction team conducted Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake drills to various schools here at the municipality of Capas.
  1. On 28th of September 2017 BFP personnel of Capas Fire Station headed by SINSP RENE P FESETAN participated the 7th CENTRAL LUZON FIRE OLYMPICS at City of San Fernando, Pampanga.
  1. On 29th of September 2017 up to 04 October 2017 some of the personnel of this station attended and participated the International Standard on Fire Fighting and Rescue Operation held at PDRRMC Operation Center PEO compound Binauganan, Tarlac City.
  1. In the month of October BFP personnel of Capas headed by SINSP RENE P FESETAN are preparing to upcoming OPLAN PAALALA 2017. In this regard BFP Capas will be more active in Fire Prevention Activities such as Fire Safety Seminars to different schools and Barangays, house to house information campaign, and Fire truck visibility here at Capas Tarlac.

F. PHOTOS IN ACTION

NATIONWIDE SIMULTANEOUS EARTHQUAKE DRILL

7TH CENTRAL LUZON FIRE OLYMPICS

International Standard on Fire Fighting and Rescue Operation Seminar