Bangladesh Fire Service & Civil Defence

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Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defence[1] is a department responsible rescue missions in Bangladesh including fire safety, safety during air raids and any kind of disaster.[2] Emergency hotline for fire service is 1-9-9. The Present Director General is Brigadier General Ali Ahmed Khan.[3][4]

Fire Service & Civil Defense
A firefighting van of Bangladesh Fire Service.

History[edit]

In 1982, "Fire Service", the fire defence agency and "Civil Defence", the unarmed warning and rescue force and the general rescue force, was amalgamated into Bangladesh Fire Service & Civil Defence. In 2016 China agreed to donate 1000 firefighting bikes.[5]

Chain of Command[edit]

  • Director General
  • Director
  • Deputy Director/Principal/Project Director
  • Assistant Director/ Vice Principal
  • Deputy Assistant Director/Instructor/ Senior Staff officer/PO/Adjutant
  • Senior Station Officer/ Asst Instructor
  • Warehouse Inspector
  • Station Officer/ Staff officer/ Junior Instructor/
  • Sub Officer
  • Leader
  • Fireman/ Nurse/ Driver/ Operator
  • Helper

Manpower[edit]

There are nearly 9,000 people working in the FS & CD, Bangladesh. There is one DG having the equality of Brig. General. Also have three posts for directors, nine Deputy Directors, more than 20 Asst Directors and 80 DADs.

Stations[edit]

There are more than 310 stations, some first class having a Senior Station officer, more manpower and cars, the rest are second class having a station officer and less manpower. There are only 5 river stations in a country where flows 230 rivers.

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