Camp Vicente Lim, Calamba, Laguna


The National Fire Training Institute (NFTI) was established on October 1, 1979 at the National Police Training Center, Region 4 Annex, Marikina, Metro Manila. It bore the name of the Fire Service Training Center (FTSC) under the supervision and control of the defunct Integrated National Police Training Command (INPTC). Its mission was to train the fire service personnel.

On June 9, 1980, after it was granted a separate allotment for its management and operations, the center moved to Camp Vicente Lim, Calamba, Laguna where it was renamed National Fire Service Training Center (NFSTC). It temporarily shared facilities of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) until its own training facilities were finally completed.

In 1991, the supervision and administration over the Center were transferred to the Philippine Public safety College (PPSC) by virtue of Rule X of the Republic Act No. 6975, otherwise known as the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Act of 1990. As mandated in the said act, the center shall serve as the Institution for training on human resource development of all personnel of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP).

On July 23,1996, upon approval of the Philippine Public Safety College Operations Manual by the Secretary of the Department of the Interior and Local Government, the center was renamed Fire National Training Institute (FNTI) with the specific mandate to attain quality and excellence in the field of fire training.



A modern, efficient and responsive National Protection Agency working towards a public safety conscious society.



To protect lives and properties through the prevention and suppression of destructive fires; investigation of their causes; and the provision of emergency medical and rescue services with the active support of the public.


Core Values

  1. Quality training through the leadership by example
  2. Service to God through others
  3. Respect for individual rights and care for the environment
  4. Excellence in service and reputation


Core Purpose

To contribute to the building of a safer community by developing professional fire personnel and volunteers in fire safety and disaster preparedness for the benefit and satisfaction of the general public.



To become a world-renowned Fire Safety and Disaster Preparedness Center in Asia.


Goals Vivid Description

We will tenaciously strive to make the Fire National Training Institute become a world-class training center for fire safety and disaster preparedness in the Philippines and Southeast Asia.

We will be known for quality training and education that will earn public esteem and peer respect.

We will be recognized as an institution that nurtures and enhances individual skills and capabilities, streghtens team spirit and stimulates communal aspirations for a safer and more progressive society.

We will be a most sought-after organiztion that keeps the best employees in the country, rewards work excellence, employee creativity and productivity and creates an environment where people desire to be part of.



Partnership with government agencies, research institutions, individuals, civic and private organizations that share our purpose.

Advancement of practical, scientific, systematic and structured curricula in fire safety and disaster preparedness that are responsive to the training needs of fire personnel and volunteers.

Linkages with international and national bodies, organizations, and associations towards the improvement of the fire service training and education.

Relentless improvement of management skills and practices that will make fire service training and education relevant, responsive and result-oriented.

Recruitment of skilled and competent human resources who possess the capacity to achieve, ability to empower others, strength of character and passion to exemplify the enduring values of the Fire National Training Institute.




Course Name  Duration (Month)

Entry Requirement

Master in Crisis and Disaster Risk Reductiion Management 12

Superintendent  (or at least SG 18 for Civilian

Fire Arson Investigation and Inspection Course 3
Fire Basic Recruit course 4 For newly recruit FO1
Fire Officers Advance Course 3 Fire Senior Inspector
Fire Officers Basic Course 3 Fire Inspector
Fire Officers Candidate Course 6 Senior Fire Officer 4
Fire Protection Supervisory Course 2 Fire Officer 3




Course  No. of Classes

No. of Participants



FOBC 2 100
FOCC 2 100
FPSC 5 250
FAIIC 11 500
FBRC 36 1,800
TOTAL 58 2,900