FIRE FIGHTERS are now in a quandary after newly installed Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) officer-in-charge CSupt. Ariel Barayuga ordered the deferment of transfer of around 500 new recruits to regional offices and fire stations all over the country. Barayuga, who replaced CSupt. Carlito Romero who reached the mandatory retirement age of 56 on November 5, also ordered the deferment of assignment of 10 high-ranking section chiefs. Sources at the bureau said these officers and recruits face sanctions if they fail to go to their assigned units.