Kerala Fire and Rescue Services Academy

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Kerala Fire and Rescue Services Academy
കേരള ഫയര്‍ ആന്‍റ് റെസ്ക്യൂ സര്‍വ്വീസസ് അക്കാദമി
Agency overview
Formed 4 June 2007
Jurisdiction State of Kerala
Headquarters Thrissur city
Ministers responsible Oommen Chandy, Chief Minister of Kerala
Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan, Home Minister of Kerala
Agency executive , Commandant General
Website [1]

Kerala Fire and Rescue Services Academy (Malayalam:കേരള ഫയര്‍ ആന്‍റ് റെസ്ക്യൂ സര്‍വ്വീസസ് അക്കാദമി) is situated in Ramavarmapuram in Thrissur city, Kerala of India. The academy is the one and only official fire training institution for the Kerala Fire and Rescue Services.[1][2]

History[edit]

Earlier, Fort Kochi based institute trains fireman for Kerala Fire Force. On June 4, 2007, then Chief Minister of Kerala V. S. Achuthanandan inaugurated the new academy. The academy is situated near to Central Prison, Viyyur in eight acres land. The first batch of 225 fireman-driver-cum-pump operators passed out on July 4, 2013.[3][4][5]

Courses[edit]

The academy offers Basic Fireman, Fireman-Driver-cum-Pump Operator, Leading Fireman, Driver Mechanic, Assistant Station Officer, Station Management, and Station Officers Inspection courses. In addition, there are practical courses also. The academy can train and accommodate 350 trainees in the institute and the hostel. An Olympic type swimming pool is also under construction.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ill-equipped fire stations spreading fear". New Indian Express. Retrieved 2013-07-04. 
  2. ^ "Black flags shown at Minister Thiruvanchoor in Thrissur". Kaumudiglobal. Retrieved 2013-07-04. 
  3. ^ "Fire and Rescue services will be modernised, says Thiruvanchoor". The Hindu. Retrieved 2013-07-04. 
  4. ^ "Rs.10 crore for Fire and Rescue Services". The Hindu. Retrieved 2013-07-04. 
  5. ^ "Kerala CM opens fire and rescue station at Technopark". The Hindu. Retrieved 2013-07-04.