The design features which includes the Malta Cross, black shield, BFP motto, the two branches of laurel leaves, the fire fighting tools and equipment and the National Flag, symbolize the true ideals of the Bureau of Fire Protection.

The Malta Cross (knighthood emblem) is the symbol of protection; a badge of honor, courage and pride; and a representation of the ideals of the Fire Service in saving lives and property and the extinguishment of destructive fires.

The Shield represents protection against harm and a firefighters’ shield in combating fire and the black color represents the totality of the administration on fire protection in the country.

Protect and Serve – the BFP motto.

The Two Branches of Laurel Leaves signify the 14 regions when the BFP was recognized as a separate Bureau under the DILG.

The Badge also features the primary firefighting tools and equipment of the BFP embedded on each part of the cross.

The National Flag is also included in the background.