Odisha Fire Service

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Odisha Fire Service
We Serve to Save
Agency overview
Established 1944
Facilities and equipment
Stations 153
Trucks 186
Rescues 3

Odisha Fire Service (OFS) is the state owned service that attends firefighting/rescue calls throughout the Indian state of Odisha. It was established in 1944 during World War II in response to the threat of possible attacks from Japan.[1] In 1945, it became part of the Odisha State Police.[1] The fire service consists of 153 fire stations. As of 2008, there were 1,962 personnel with over 350 fire appliances at their disposal.[1] OFS is headed by a Director, who has the rank of Inspector General of Police and is under the administrative control of the Odisha State Home Department.[1] The Odisha Fire Service Act, 1993 governs the fire prevention measures, lays down fire safety norms, and also mandates the formation of a fire service.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Odisha Fire Service: An overview" (PDF). Home Department, Government of Odisha. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Odisha Fire Safety Act, 1993" (PDF). Home Department, Government of Odisha. Retrieved 23 January 2013.