Bangladesh Fire Service & Civil Defence
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|"Speed, Service, Sacrifice"|
|Address||Kazi Alauddin Road, Dhaka|
|Established||April 9, 1981|
|Director General||Brigadier General Md Sazzad Hussain|
|Facilities and equipment|
|Light and air||14|
|Aerial Ladder Platforms||12|
The Department of Fire Service & Civil Defence is a fire and rescue service in Bangladesh that is administered by the Ministry of Home Affairs. The Department's main goal is to provide fire protection, emergency medical care, and other critical public safety services to the people of Bangladesh. The Department also works to continually educate the public in fire, life safety and disaster preparedness.
The department is organised in a system of administration, finance, training, planning, development, operations, and maintenance. In an emergency, volunteers provide additional assistance to the department. Currently, the department has approximately 42,000 civilian volunteers.
- Fire suppression
- Technical rescue
- Hazardous materials mitigation 
- Airport fire and rescue
- Seaport fire and rescue
- Inspection of buildings
- Hazardous materials safety measures
- Fire prevention inspection
- Fire protection management guidance
- Fire investigation
Emergency medical services
- First-aid education and training
- Emergency telephone consultation
The department currently has over 13,058 employees. In addition to the director general, there are three directors, nine deputy directors, twenty assistant directors, and eighty deputy assistant directors.
The department responds from 456 fire stations across the country.
- 88 (A rated stations)
- 251 (B rated stations)
- 2 (B land Kam river)
- 104 (C rated stations)
- 11 (river fire stations)
- To protect and save lives and property for a safe and secured Bangladesh.
- To provide service support to organize training, demonstration and consultancy to prevent fire incident and arrange civil defence measures.
- To acquire competency as one of the leading fire fighting and disaster management organization in Asia.
The then British government created Fire Service in 1939-40 in undivided India. During the Partition, the Calcutta Fire Service was created for the city of Calcutta at the regional level and the Bengal Fire Service for undivided Bengal. In 1947, the fire service in the region was renamed the East Pakistan Fire Service.
During World War II, the Department of Civil Defense in India was initially created with Air Raid Precautions (ARP) at an early stage and the Department of Civil Defense at a later stage in 1951 through legal process. For the purpose of work management, a Rescue Department was created under the Roads and Highways Department.
On April 9, 1981, the then Fire Service Directorate and the Civil Defense Department merged to form the Department of Fire Service and Civil Defense. Later the Rescue Department was included in the Department of Fire Service & Civil Defence. The FSCD is currently 40 years old.
- Director General
- Deputy Director / Principal
- Assistant Director / Vice Principal
- Deputy Assistant Director / Instructor / Senior Staff officer / PO cum Adjutant
- Senior Station Officer / Assistant Instructor / Officer in charge / Store Officer
- Warehouse Inspector
- Station Officer / Staff officer / Junior Instructor / Mobilizing Officer
- Sub Officer
- Firefighter / Nursing attendant / Diver
|Isuzu NPR fire tender||Japan||Fire Engine|
|Mitsubishi L200 Pickup||Japan||Pickup|
|Kingstar Neptune L6 Ambulance||China||Ambulance|
|Foton Tunland Pickup||China||Rescue Command Vehicle|
|SPV-SinoTruk 320 water tender||China||water tender|
|Isuzu FTR Chemical Tender||Japan||Chemical tender|
|SPV-SinoTruk 220 foam tender||China||Foam Tender|
|Magirus MultiStar 2||Germany||Multipurpose Vehicle|
In popular culture
The drama Aguner Nona Jol portrays the FSCD, with a fictional Officer and shows his life as a Senior Station Officer (SSO). Additionally members of the FSCD served as actors and advisers for the drama.
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