The Fire Wings in the State functioned under the control of Municipal
Committees/ Corporation till the year, 1972. The State Govt. took over
the control of the Fire Services at various places in the State.
During the succeeding years new Fire Stations were opened in the developing
townships on need basis. The Himachal Fire Fighting
Services Act came into force in the year, 1984 to streamline working of the
Department & its
organization set up:
The Fire Services Department in Himachal Pradesh is headed by the
Director, Fire Services who is assisted by a Chief Fire Officer posted in the
Directorate located at Shimla. The Directorate also has a Fire Prevention Wing
under a Fire Prevention Officer. This Wing is responsible for suggesting fire
prevention and protection measures. Each Fire Station is headed by the Station
Fire Officer/Sub Fire Officer and the Fire Post is headed by Leading Fireman
under overall supervision of Divisional Fire Officer or Commandant Home Guards
of the respective Distt. The following 1 Fire Training Centre, 22 Fire
Stations and 26 Fire Posts are established in the State upto 01-03-2018.
No. State Fire Training Centre
of Fire Stations
of Fire Posts
The Director, Fire Services, Himachal Pradesh is the appointing and
disciplinary authority for all Class-III & IV employees of the Department.
He is also controlling authority for expenditure of allotted budget
amount under various schemes for H.P. Fire Services Department. He exercises
the powers vested in him in accordance with the provisions of Himachal Pradesh
Fire Fighting Services Act and rules made thereunder.
(ii) Chief Fire
The Chief Fire Officer, Himachal Pradesh assists the Director, Fire Services
for giving suggestions in relation to Technical and Administrative
matters pertaining to Fire Services in the State. He is also Disbursing Officer/
Head of Office for the establishment at Directorate level.
Divisional Fire Officer/Fire Prevention Officer:
The Divisional Fire Officers are posted at Fire Division Shimla and Fire
Training Centre Baldeyan. They are responsible for Administrative and
Operational control of Fire Stations and Training Centre under their
jurisdiction. The Fire Prevention Officer is posted in the Directorate and he
is responsible for suggesting Fire Prevention Measures in order to safeguard
public property against fire.
(iv) Station Fire
Officer/Sub Fire Officer:
Station Fire Officer/Sub Fire Officer posted at their respective Fire Stations
are responsible for efficient functioning of the Fire Station. The Station Fire
Officer responsible for overall supervision of the Fire Station, attending
operational duties and to upkeep the fire fighting equipments from time to
time. They report to Commandant Home Guards and Divisional Fire
Officer of the District in which the Fire Station is located.
The primary duty of the department is to protect life and property from
fire and other calamities. The other different functions are as under:-
· Issue of fire safety guide lines.
· Issue of “No Objection Certificate” for fire safety
· Fire safety arrangements during public functions.
· Issue of Fire reports.
Organizing fire safety
lectures/demonstrations/training/awareness programme in support of Disaster
Management in the State.
The organization works round the clock as far as the operational duties are
concerned whereas, the office hours are from 1000 hrs. to 1700 hrs. on working days.