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Manipur Fire Service

Manipur Fire Service was established on 11th April 1957 as a part of the then Police Department. On 1st May 1991, it was bifurcated from the Police Department and became a separate Directorate headed by Director and Divisional Officer as Head of Department, Head of Office/DDO. At present, this Organization has got sanction from the Government for the opening 29 Fire Sub-Stations. Out of which only 17 Fire Station/Sub-Stations have a functioning and distributed in the 16(sixteen) District Headquarters/Sub-Divisional H.Q. including its H.Q. Fire Station, Imphal.
The primary role of Fire Services has been not only to attend to fire incidents. Besides firefighting, the Fire Department also attends to other emergencies such as building collapse, road traffic accidents, drowning, Human & Animal rescue etc. Fire Services also includes effective fire prevention creating awareness on fire safety and enforcing the inbuilt fire protection arrangements for various types of occupancies.
Fire Service Day & Week has been observed from 14th to 20th April each and every year continuously as a mandatory subject of the Ministry of Home Affairs throughout the Country. The effort of this observance can minimize Fire losses of precious human lives and save uncountable properties involved. The main object of the Day & Week is to commemorate and to pay homage to those officers & Firefighters who lost their lives while saving precious human lives and properties from the clutch of Fire as well as natural & manmade calamities in the past and consequent years. A week-long awareness programmed is also follow-up which includes interaction with concerned staffs of lading Hospitals, commercial establishments, oil depots, Hotels and teaching/non-teaching staffs and students of educational institutions, etc. in combating fire to minimize fire losses and also to inspect the Fire fighting measures taken-up in their respective premises and to see that suitable Fire fighting equipment is installed or not and whether they are functioning properly.