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Abstract ―​

The study assessed the capabilities of Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) personnel in responding to emergency in Sorsogon Province along with firefighting operations, emergency medical services (EMS), special operations, and disaster management. It employed a descriptive method involving active in service BFP personnel assigned in the province of Sorsogon. Sample size was determined by using slovin’s formula. Data were gathered using a questionnaire checklist based on BFP operational manuals, training manuals and Oplan Panghalasa Implan. A variety of scales and statistical analysis are used to address the research questions such as frequency, percentage. Findings indicated that BFP personnel in Sorsogon Province demonstrated much capabilities across all variables. Moreover, BFP personnel encounters challenges in emergency response, such as manpower shortages, lack of modern medical equipment, and communication disruptions. Recommendations were to implement enhanced training programs with considerations on the BFP personnel’s demographic profiles, access to support services like counseling and stress management workshops, and resource allocation for manpower, equipment, and training facilities. The study also proposed the implementation of a project proposal to enhance emergency response capabilities and ensure public safety in the province.

Keywords ―​

BFP, Capability, Emergency Response, Firefighting Operations, Emergency Medical Services, Special Operations, Disaster Management.

Cite this Publication ―​

Michaela Navarro Longa and Emma S. Perena (2024), Capability of Bureau of Fire Protection Personnel in Responding to Emergencies in the Province of Sorsogon. Multidisciplinary International Journal of Research and Development (MIJRD), Volume: 03 Issue: 05, Pages: 90-97. https://www.mijrd.com/papers/v3/i5/MIJRDV3I50010.pdf