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BUREAU OF FIRE PROTECTION


INSP. RAUL E. TUGA BFP

Acting Municipal Fire Marshall

 

STAFF:

1. SFO1 Stephen F. Odag BFP                                   Support Services/Maintenance, Firetruck Driver/Operator

2. FO2 Tamano D. Mastura BFP                                 Nozzleman

3.FO2 Rogelio V. Saura BFP                                      C, Operation/Intelligence & Investigation Unit, Fire Safety Inspector/Investigator, Firetruck Driver/Operator

4. FO1 Datucan D. Mastura BFP                                Nozzleman

5.FO1 Paterno A. Frias BFP                                      Administrative Officer, Public Information Officer, Station Finance Sergeant, Fire Code Fees Collection Officer, Benefits, Morale &  Welfare Officer

6. FO1 Kinnethly I. Gambet BFP                               Fire Code Fees Assessor, Nozzleman

7. FO1 Cliffer Joy V. Eria BFP                                   Admin-Operation Assistant

8. F/B Manuel M. Ornales                                         Auxiliary Firefighter/Hoseman/lineman,Utility

 

DESCRIPTION OF THE NATURE & FUNCTION OF THE OFFICE/AGENCY:

Under the auspices of the Department of the Interior and Local Government created upon the passage of Republic Act (RA) 6975 otherwise known as the DILG Act of 1990, together with the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) also referred as the Fire Bureau, is a national government agency primarily responsible in the deliver of fire safety needs of the country through the prevention and suppression of all destructive fires on buildings, houses and other structures, forests, land transportation vehicles and equipment, ships or vessel docked at piers or wharves or anchored in major seaports, petroleum industry installations, plane crashes and other similar incidents, as well as the enforcement of the Fire Code and other related laws.

The BFP also has the power to investigate all causes of fires, if necessary, file the proper complaints with the city or provincial prosecutor who has jurisdiction over the case.

The Fire Bureau is also a community-oriented government agency that highly recognizes the importance of establishing close community relations in the successful realization of its public safety goal and objectives through consistent fire prevention and disaster awareness campaigns and activities. Other than provision and implementation/enforcement of fire safety-related services and regulations, the BFP also takes the responsibility of serving the public at times of catastrophic incidents like typhoons, earthquakes, floods, landslides, vehicular accidents and other untoward eventualities. It plays an active role in performing search and rescue, evacuation, paramedic, relief and other life-saving operations during these emergency situations and collaborates with other government sectors including non-government, religious and academic institutions in every undertaking necessary to ensure the general welfare and safety of the citizenry.

As representative unit of the BFP in this municipality, the Kalamansig Fire Office hold such noble task of protecting the lives and properties of its local populace and that of its neighboring towns or wherever needed against any possible onslaught of destructive fires and other disastrous events. Manned by highly dedicated personnel with sufficient training, capability, initiative and commitment to serve and willingness to risk lives in the fulfillment of their mandated and inherent duties as firefighters headed by F INSP RAUL E. TUGA, this municipal fire office will relentlessly strive in realizing the BFP’s enormous and selfless MISSION of ensuring the general public safety through efficient prevention and suppression of all destructive fires and the necessary investigation of their causes, provision of emergency medical and rescue services and the enforcement of other fire related laws with the active  involvement of the community-all these, in attainment of the BFP VISSION, that is, making the Bureau a modern fire protection agency working towards a safe and progressive society.


SERVICES

I. PROCESSING OF APPLICATIONS FOR FIRE SAFETY INSPECTION CERTIFICATE (FSIC)

Owners/Operators of business and building of all types of occupancy (except single family dwelling for dwellings for buildings) as enumerated and defined in the implementing rules and regulations of RA 9514 otherwise known as the Revised Fire Code of the Philippines of 2008, are required to secure Fire Safety Inspection Certificate (FSIC) and pay the corresponding Fire Safety Inspection Fee for the issuance of occupancy/business/building permit from the Municipal LGU before they are allowed to start commercial operation.

The amount of Fire Safety Inspection Fee to be collected for the collected for the conduct of Fire Safety Inspection, is equivalent to ten per centum (10%) of all fees charged by the building official, or by the LGU or by other government agencies concerned in the granting of pertinent permits or licenses. Payments maybe mad annually, semi-annually or quarterly depending on the capacity to pay of the applicant.

Filing of application can be made Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 5:00 pm. Processing of application shall be completed within a maximum of five (5) working days from the date of submission of complete documents.


Requirements:

  1. Endorsement from the Building Official (BO)/Business Permit Licensing Office (BPLO) of the Municipal LGU.
  2. Photocopy of Building Permit and Assessment of Occupancy Permit Fee/Assessment of Building Permit Fees/BPLO Assessment/Tax Bill for Business Permit as the case maybe.
  3. Copy of Fire Insurance. (If any)
  4. Copy of latest Fire Safety Inspection Certificate immediately preceding the application. (if any)

Note:

Please refer to the BFP Flowchart of Fire Safety Inspection Certificate (FSIC) conspicuously posted at Kalamansig Fire Office or kindly contact Tel no. 204-160/ Mobile no’s: 0929-332-0240 & 0906-174-5577/ radio frequency 147.45 MHz for further inquiries.



                                         II. PROCESSING OF APPLICATIONS FOR FIRE SAFETY EVALUATION CLEARANCE

Any person or entity, private individual, investor or businessman are required to secure Fire Safety Evaluation Clearance (FSEC) and pay the corresponding Fire Code Fee before he/she can be issued with building permit by the concerned office of the Municipal LGU and be allowed to start construction of new building or make the repair, renovation, modification, alteration, additional or change the type of occupancy of building structure or facility or potion thereof.

The amount of Fire Code Fee to be computed by the designated Fire Code Fees Assessor shall be equivalent to one-tenth of one per centum (0.10%) of verified estimated value of buildings or structures to be erected, modified, repaired or renovated but not to exceed fifty thousand (Php50, 000.00) pesos, at least fifty per centum and prior to the issuance of the use and occupancy permit.

Applications can be submitted Monday to Friday at 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Processing shall be completed within three (3) working days from the date of filing for FSEC application with complete documents.


Requirements:

  1. Endorsement from Local Building Official
  2. Three (3) sets of building plans and specifications
  3. One (1) set of bills of materials and cost estimate

Note:

Please refer to the BFP Flowchart of Fire Safety Inspection Certificate (FSIC) conspicuously posted at Kalamansig Fire Office or kindly contact Tel no. 204-160/ Mobile no’s: 0929-332-0240 & 0906-174-5577/ radio frequency 147.45 MHz for further inquiries.


OTHER FIRE CODE FEES AND PERTINENT TAXES

  1. Fire Code Realty Tax – one hundredth of one per centum (0.10%) of the assessed value of buildings or structures annually payable upon payment of the real estate tax, except on structures used as single family dwellings.
  2. Fire Code Premium Tax – two per centum (2%) of all premiums, excluding re-insurance premiums for sale of fire, earthquake and explosion hazard insurance collected by companies, persons or agents licensed to sell such insurance in the Philippines.
  3. Fire Code Sales Tax – two per centum (2%) of gross sales of companies, persons or agents selling fire fighting equipment, appliances or devices, including hazard detection and warning systems.
  4. Fire Code Proceeds Tax – two per centum (2%) of the service of fees received from fire, earthquake and explosion hazard reinsurance surveys and post loss service of insurance adjustment companies doing business in the Philippines directly through agents
  5. Storage Clearance Fee – fee derived from storage of flammable and combustible materials.
  6. Conveyance Clearance Fee – fee derived from transporting flammable and combustible materials
  7. Installation Clearance Fee – fee derived from installation of tanks and pipes of flammable and combustible substances and other fire protection system
  8. Other Clearance Fees – fees derived from fireworks display, fumigation/fogging, fire drill, hot works and other clearances as provided in the IRR of RA 9514
  9. Fire Code Fines – fees derived from imposition of administrative fines and penalties.


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