The Divisional Fire Officer is functioning as technical head of the Fire Service Department. The Fire Service Department started its services in 1956 with 2 Fire Stations one at Puducherry and the other at Karaikal. Now, it is functioning with four regions of Union Territory of viz. Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe & Yanam. In Puducherry region nine numbers of Fire Stations, Two numbers in Karaikal, One each at Mahe and Yanam. Totally Thirteen numbers of Fire Stations are functioning in UT of Puducherry namely Puducherry, D’ Nagar, Bahour, Villianur, Madukarai, Thirukkanur, Thirubuvanai, Kalapet, Sedarapet, Karaikal, Surakudy, Mahe & Yanam. Each Fire Station is headed by one Station Officer / Officer in-charge. A Station Officer and Fire Service Personnel crew on duty at the respective Local Fire Station (LFS) will be the first responder for all types of Fire Calls/Special Service Calls/Emergencies which include natural and manmade disasters.
There are two sub-divisions namely North & South each under the control of respective Assistant Divisional Fire Officer for operational and administrative duties. In order to ensure effective command and control, the Fire Stations which are grouped under the command of Asst. Divisional Fire Officer are as detailed below:
|Sub-Division headed by the ADFO||Name of the Fire Station|
|Assistant Divisional Fire Officer (North)||Puducherry, Dhanvantri Nagar, Villianur, Kalapet, Sedarapet, Yanam & Fire Prevention Wing|
|Assistant Divisional Fire Officer (North)||Bahour, Madukarai, Thirukkanur, Thirubuvanai, Karaikal, Surakudy & Mahe|
A separate Fire Prevention Wing headed by one Station Officer is functioning in the Office of the Divisional Fire Officer premises attached in order to carry out the following functions:-
- Inculcate the public on fire prevention measures by propaganda through radio, TV, Press (Audio and Video).
- Based on the request from various Departments and industrial establishments to ensure Fire Safety, testing of fire appliances and equipments and advise them regarding fire prevention and protection measures to be adopted as per the recommendation of this Department.
- The built in fire protection arrangements are insisted at the planning stage itself and ensured by this Department for the buildings like Hotels, Cinemas, Trading Centers etc., where public are assembled.
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