Discipline: Criminal Justice
Firefighting practices are conducted to educate not only the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) personnel but also the community residents regarding the ill effects of fire. The challenge of firefighting lies on the sole dedication and competence of the officers in the BFP. This study aimed to assess the firefighting practices of the personnel of Bureau of Fire Protection. Descriptive method of research was employed utilizing questionnaires with follow-up interviews. The respondents of the research study were the Bureau of Fire Protection in four sub-fire stations in Cebu City namely: Pardo, Sawang Calero, Parian and Mabolo Fire Stations. The simple percentage weighted mean, and ANOVA was used to analyze the gathered data from the respondents. The findings revealed that the BFP personnel encountered some minor unavailability of some firefighting equipment but can still competently address the needs of the civilians to put off the fire with the cooperation and willingness of other firefighting personnel. It was concluded that firefighting skills are defendant of the quality of the equipment used. The researchers strongly recommend further studies be conducted to supplement the preliminary findings.