March 2, 2014 Fire Officer Examination (FOE)

By | January 21, 2014

cse-logo-ppt The Civil Service Commission (CSC) announces the conduct of the March 2, 2014 Fire Officer Examination (FOE) to establish a register of eligibles from which certification and appointment to second level ranks in the Bureau of Fire Protection and other functionally related agencies shall be made, provided said eligibles meet the qualifications and other requirements of the said positions. .

bureau_of_fire_protectionThe eligibility resulting from the Fire Officer Examination shall be called Fire Officer Eligibility and considered appropriate to second level ranks in the fire protection service and functionally related positions only, except for ranks under the Philippine National Police.

Period of filing applications of the said examination is until December 16, 2013 to January 16, 2014.



General Ability (25%) – Verbal, Analytical, Numerical
Specialized Area (75%)

    1. Fire Suppression (30%)
      • Pre-Fire Planning
      • Firefighting Techniques and Procedures
      • Tools and Equipment and Apparatus
    2. Fire Safety and Prevention (20%) 
      • Fire Code of the Philippines
      • Fire Safety Related Codes, NFPA Laws and other BFP issuances (Building Code, Electrical Code)
      • BFP Citizens Charter, SOP/MC’s on Fire Safety Inspection
    3. Fire Investigation (15%)
      • The Law on Arson in the Philippines (RPC)
        • Constitutional Rights of the Accused
        • Prima Facie Evidence of Arson
        • Rules of Court
        • Procedure and Techniques
          • Identification, Preservation and Handling of Evidence
          • Other Related Procedure and Techniques
        • SOP’s on Fire and Arson Investigation
    4. Administrative Matters (10%)
      • RA 6975 and its IRR
      • RA 9263 and its IRR
      • RA 9592 and its IRR
      • CSC Rules and Regulations and Qualification Standards
      • BFP Memo Circulars and SOP’s on Administrative Matters


  1. Quezon City
  2. San Fernando City, La Union
  3. Legazpi City
  4. Iloilo City
  5. City of San Fernando, Pampanga
  6. Davao City
  7. Cagayan de Oro City
  8. Cebu CIty
  9. Zamboanga City
  10. Butuan City
  11. Baguio City
  12. Tuguegarao, Cagayan



To pass the test, the examinees should get a general rating of at least 80.00.



Applicants are advised to check carefully whether they meet the admission requirements stated below. Only those who meet the admission requirements should apply for the examination, otherwise, their applications shall be disapproved, and the admission fees paid shall be forfeited.

        1. Must be Filipino citizen; 
        2. Must be of good moral character; 
        3. Must be mentally and physically fit; 
        4. Must not have been convicted by final judgment of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude, or disgraceful or immoral conduct, dishonesty, examination irregularity, drunkenness, or addiction to drugs;
        5. Must not have been dishonorably discharged from military service, or dismissed for cause from any civilian positions in the government;


Applicants with pending administrative and/or criminal cases may take the examination and shall be conferred the eligibility if they successfully pass the same. However, this is without prejudice to the outcome of their pending cases. If they are found guilty of grave offenses, their eligibility shall be forfeited based on the penalties stated in the decision and pursuant to Section 52 (a) of the Revised Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service. 



          1. Fully accomplished Application Form (CS Form No. 100, Revised November 2012). The spaces for “Signature of Applicant” and “Right Thumbmark” on the form should be left blank. These shall be accomplished in the presence and upon instruction of the CSC Processor / Authorized Administering Officer
          2. Four (4) copies of identical I.D. pictures with specifications, as follows:
            • Passport size (4.5 cm x 3.5 cm or 1.8 inches x 1.4 inches)
            • Colored, with white background
            • Taken within three (3) months prior to filing of application.
            • Printed on good quality photo paper
            • In standard close-up shot (from shoulder level up with the head and face occupying at least 80% of the picture and with the name tag positioned at approximately 1 inch or 2.54 cm below the chin)
            • In bare face (with no eyeglasses or any accessories that may cover the facial features)
            • Showing left and right ears
            • Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera
            • With neutral facial expression, and both eyes open
            • With full and handwritten (not computer-generated) name tag in the format: First Name, Middle Initial, Last Name, and Extension Name (if any), and signature over printed name


          3. Original and photocopy of any valid ID containing applicant’s clear picture, date of birth, signature, and signature of the authorized head of the issuing agency such as Driver’s License, SSS ID, GSIS ID, Philhealth ID, current Company/Office ID, current School ID, Postal ID, BIR ID, Barangay ID, Voter’s ID, Valid Passport, or Police Clearance (Note: Any other ID not included in the list shall NOT be accepted)

            IDs with lacking information, particularly the applicant’s date of birth, SHOULD be supported by Birth Certificate issued/authenticated by the National Statistics Office (NSO) or Local Civil Registrar (LCR).

          4. Examination fee of Five Hundred Pesos (Php 500.00).

Failure to take the examination will mean forfeiture of examination fee.



Application forms are available at any CSC Regional and Field Offices. The same may be downloaded from the CSC website:

All other applications may be filed at any of the following CSC Regional Offices, and at the nearest CSC Provincial/Field Offices within their area.

CSC Regional Office No. 1
San Fernando City
La Union
CSC Regional Office No. 10 
Vsmenta Blvd. Carmen
Cagayan de Oro City
CSC Regional Office No. 5
Legazpi City
CSC Regional Office No. 2
Tuguegarao City
CSC Regional Office No. 6
Oñate Street, Mandurriao
Iloilo City
CSC National Capital Region
25 Kaliraya Street
1100 Quezon City
CSC Regional Office No. 7
Sudlon, Lahug
Cebu City
CSC Regional Office No. 9
Zamboanga City
CSC Regional Office No. 3
City of San Fernando,
CSC Regional Office No. 14

Baguio City


The Application Receipt shall serve as the Examination Permit. For school assignments, qualified applicants may use the Online Notice of School Assignment (ONSA) to get a print-out of their Notice of Assignment. The ONSA shall be available at least two (2) weeks before the examination. To use this system, examinees should log on to the CSC website and go to the Examination Announcement webpage, or type the following path: in the address bar of their browser.

If applicants still do not know their school assignment or cannot access the Online Notice of School Assignment one (1) week before the examination day, they should inquire their school assignment from the CSC Regional/Field Office where they filed their application.



Applicants should bring the following on examination day:

        1. Application Receipt or Notice of School Assignment 
        2. Lead Pencil/s (No. 1 or 2) and eraser/s 
        3. Ball Pen (Black or Blue) 
        4. The same valid ID card/s presented during the application stage (i.e. Driver’s License, SSS ID, GSIS ID, Philhealth ID, current Company/Office ID, current School ID, Postal ID, BIR ID, Barangay ID, Voter’s ID, Valid Passport, or Police Clearance)



  • No Valid ID, No Examination
  • All personal belongings including cellular phones, digital watches, calculators, books, and all other electronic gadgets and printed materials must be surrendered to the Room Examiners.
  • Firearms, if any, must also be surrendered to the security guard/designated firearm custodian at the entrance gate of the testing center.
  • Proper attire should be worn during filing of application form, and on examination day. APPLICANTS/EXAMINEES SHOULD NOT BE IN SLEEVELESS SHIRT/BLOUSE, OR IN SHORT PANTS, OR IN SLIPPERS


The Civil Service Commission uses a highly reliable system to detect cheats. Any form of cheating in any civil service examination shall be considered a violation of Republic Act No. 9416 (Anti-Cheating Law), and any person found guilty shall be administratively and criminally liable.

The forms of cheating are, as follows:

        1. Use of crib sheets or “codigo” containing codes in any form (written on any material or in digital form) 
        2. Impersonation 
        3. Employing a “poste” or a person inside or outside of the examination room who may or may not be an examinee but provides examinees with answers 
        4. Collusion of whatever nature between examinees and examination personnel 
        5. Examinee number switching 
        6. Possession and/or use of fake Certificate of Eligibility 
        7. Such other acts of similar nature which facilitate the passing of examination

Date Issued: December 12, 2013


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