Congress of the Philippines
Second Regular Session
Begun and held in Metro Manila, on Monday, the twenty-eight day of July, two thousand eight.
Republic Act No. 9514
(Approved by PGMA on December 19, 2008)
AN ACT ESTABLISHING A COMPREHENSIVE FIRE CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES, REPEALING
PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 1185 AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled::
Section 1. This Act shall be known as the "Revised Fire Code of the Philippines of 2008".
Section 2. It is the policy of the State to ensure public safety and promote economic development
through the prevention and suppression of all kinds of destructive fires and promote the
professionalization of the fire service as a profession. Towards this end, the State shall enforce all
laws, rules and regulations to ensure adherence to standard fire prevention and safety measures, and
promote accountability for fire safety in the fire protection service and prevention service.
Section 3. Definition of Terms. - As used in this Fire Code, the following words and phrases shall
mean and be construed as indicated:
Abatement - Any act that would remove or neutralize a fire hazard.
Administrator - Any person who acts as agent of the owner and manages the use
of a building for him.
Blasting Agent - Any material or mixture consisting of a fuel and oxidizer used to
set off explosives.
Cellulose Nitrate or
Nitro Cellulose - A highly combustible and explosive compound produced by the
reaction of nitric acid with a cellulose material.
Cellulose Nitrate Plastic
(Pyroxylin) - Any plastic substance, materials or compound having cellulose
nitrate (nitro cellulose) as base.
or Inflammable - Descriptive of materials that are easily set on fire.
Combustible Fiber - Any readily ignitable and free burning... [continues]
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