Gilbert Domalaon Dolot is a licensed professional teacher, a fire fighter and currently the Regional Director of the Bureau of Fire Protection – Regional Office 7, the Best BFP Regional Office in 2019.
He was born in Parañaque City, Rizal on December 12, 1973, and the third among five siblings. He obtained his baccalaureate degree at Sorsogon College of Arts and Trades with the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education in 1993. After which, he entered the Philippine National Police Academy and graduated with the Degree in Bachelor of Science in Public Safety in 1996.
Having chosen the fire service among the tri-bureau, he held different notable positions including Deputy Provincial Fire Marshal of Albay Province, Bicol Region; Regional Administrative Officer, Office of the Regional Director-Region 5; City Fire Marshal of the following fire stations in Metro Manila namely: Muntinlupa City Fire Station and San Juan City Fire Station; Director for Fire Safety and Enforcement Division, Bureau of Fire Protection-National Headquarters where he led the process towards the Certification of the entire Bureau of Fire Protection under ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS).
He graduated from the Bicol University under its Masters of Public Administration Program in 2007. He furthered his studies, in the same institution until 2013, when he earned the title of Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration.
In the gamut of his service in the BFP, he has undertaken various trainings, seminars and symposia not only in the Philippines but also from other countries, including in Japan, Korea, Thailand, New Zealand and Hawaii, among others. He is also the designated focal person of the Bureau of Fire Protection for CBRN.
This technical knowledge and competence in fire safety, brought by these various trainings and experience, led him to being designated as the Vice Chairman of the Technical Working Group in crafting the Implementing Rules and Regulations of RA 9514, otherwise known as the “Fire Code of the Philippines of 2008”.
Nonetheless, his greatest contribution to the BFP and the country, thus far, is the presently-implemented “Fire-Safe Community Project”, the BFP’s response to the ever growing demand for a more adaptive, comprehensive and immersive fire protection program for the communities, rural and urban villages and barangays in the Philippines is his brainchild.