Fire bureau holds recruitment exam

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Friday, October 28, 2011

AT least 164 college graduates from different provinces in Northern Mindanao who aspire to become fire officers took the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) qualifying exam on Wednesday at the Asian College of Science and Technology (Acsat) covered court.

Superintendent Lindy C. Lauzon, BFP assistance regional director for administration, said the qualifying exam is conducted simultaneously nationwide as part of BFP’s recruitment.

Qualified to take the recruitment process are college graduates with a baccalaureate degree, at least 5’4” in height for men and 5’2” for women, not overweight and overage, and naturally born citizens.


Lauzon said they are supposed to get only 23 passers based on the quota but added they will instead accept 46 passers who will be divided into principal and alternate passers.

He said the 46 passers will later undergo agility and physical test, interview, neuropsychiatric and medical tests.

“We will allow twice the number of allowed recruits to pass the exam because not all people can pass the recruitment process since some people will fail along the way. The examination result will be made available by Friday,” Lauzon said.

The exam was formulated by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and those who will pass will be assigned by DILG to different places in Northern Mindanao.

Lauzon urged the public who has interest to join the BFP to apply.

Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on October 28, 2011.

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