The H.P. Fire Services were provincialised in 1972. Prior to this the
Fire Services in the State functioned under the control of various Municipal
Committees/ Corporation. During the succeeding years, new Fire Stations,
Sub-Fire Stations and Fire Posts were opened in the developing townships. The Himachal
Fire Fighting Services Act was enacted in the year 1984 and amended in 2000.
The Fire Service uniform rules were notified in the year,2005.
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/Sub-Fire Station is
headed by the Station Fire Officer/Sub-Fire Officer and each Fire Post is
headed by a Leading Fireman under overall supervision of a Divisional Fire
Officer or Commandant Home Guards of the respective District. The
following 1 Fire Training Centre, 22 Fire Stations 03 Sub-Fire Stations and 44 Fire
Posts have been established in the State.
No. State Fire Training Centre
Name of Fire Stations/ Sub-Fire
of Fire Posts
Shree Naina Devi ji
37. Dada Siba
Director, Fire Services.--The Director, Fire Services, Himachal Pradesh is
the appointing and disciplinary authority for all Class-III & IV employees
of the Department. He is also the controlling authority for budget under
various heads for H.P. Fire Services Department. As per Section 5(1) of
Himachal Pradesh Fire Fighting Services Act,1984, the superintendence and
control of the Service is vested in him.
Chief Fire Officer.--The Chief Fire Officer, Himachal Pradesh assists the Director,
Fire Services in technical and administrative matters pertaining to Fire
Services in the State.
Divisional Fire Officer/Fire Prevention Officer.-- One
Divisional Fire Officer is posted each at Fire Division, Shimla and Fire
Training Centre, Baldeyan. They are responsible for Administrative and
Operational control of Fire Stations/Fire Posts and Training Centre under their
jurisdiction. One Fire Prevention Officer is posted in the Directorate who is
responsible for suggesting Fire Prevention Measures in order to safeguard
public property against fire.
Station Fire Officer/Sub-Fire Officer/Leading Fireman.--Station
Fire Officer/Sub-Fire Officer/Leading Fireman posted in the respective Fire
Stations/Sub-Fire Stations/Fire Posts are responsible for efficient functioning
of the Fire Stations/Sub-Fire Stations/Fire Posts. They are responsible for
overall supervision of the Fire Stations/Sub Fire Stations/Fire Posts, for
attending operational duties and upkeep of fire fighting equipment from time to
time. They report to Commandant Home Guards and Divisional Fire Officer of the
District in which the Fire Stations/Sub- Fire Stations/Fire Posts
The primary role of the department is to protect life and property from fire
and other calamities. The other responsibilities inter alia are
· Issue of
fire safety guidelines.
of ‘No Objection Certificate’ for fire safety.
· Fire safety arrangements
during public functions.
· Issue of
fire safety lectures/demonstrations/training/awareness programme in support of
Disaster Management in the State.
The Fire Stations/Sub-Fire Stations/ Fire Posts work round the clock as far as
the operational duties are concerned.