Andhra Pradesh State Disaster Response and Fire Services Department

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Andhra Pradesh State Disaster Response and Fire Services Department
We Serve to Save
Operational area
Country Andhra Pradesh, India
Agency overview
Established 1 November 1956
EMS level BLS
Facilities and equipment
Stations 252
Website
http://fireservices.ap.gov.in

The Andhra Pradesh State Disaster Response and Fire Services Department is the agency responsible for fire protection and disaster management in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

The department issues No Objection Certificates for buildings that adhere to fire safety norms. The department also has the right to penalise violators of fire safety norms.[1][2]

In 2013, the department announced an initiative to improve efficiency by equipping fire engines with GPS devices and cameras to help track locations of fire.[3]

The department had 265 fire stations in 2014 prior to bifurcation of the state. Post bifurcation, 173 are located in Andhra Pradesh, while the remaining are located in Telangana.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ M, Srinivas (24 September 2011). "Builders flouting fire safety norms feel the heat". The Hindu. Retrieved 2014-01-15. 
  2. ^ "AP to strictly enforce public fire-safety norms". Hyderabad. The Hindu. 8 July 2012. Retrieved 2014-01-15. 
  3. ^ "AP fire service dept to deploy GPS to increase efficiency". Hyderabad. The Hindu. 29 May 2013. Retrieved 2014-01-15. 
  4. ^ Lasania, Yunus (20 October 2014). "Telangana has fewer fire stations than A.P.". The Hindu. Hyderabad. Retrieved 28 Jan 2015. 

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