Fire & Emergency service is one of the most essential services of an organized society. Fire defines the essence of life, yet it causes many deaths every year.
Fire & emergency Service Department of the Government of Uttarakhand is entrusted with the task of fire fighting and rescue operations in times of emergency and disaster. Each personnel in the department have the onerous task of saving the people in distress. It is the endeavour of the department to ensure that the delivery of services to the public reaches with minimum delay.
Uttarakhand Fire and Emergency service is headed by an officer of the rank of Inspector General and operates through 33 Fire Stations & 3 Fire Unit in 13 Districts.
Uttarakhand Fire and Emergency service is presently equipped with modern Fire Service Machines to address fire contingencies. The main task of the fire fighters is to save and protect life and properties of the people in any kind of calamity either natural or man-made. It needs physical strength and sensitivity. For any emergency, all the fire service personals are trained for fire fighting and other natural disaster. Since Uttarakhand is prone to natural disaster, uttarakhand fire and emergency service need to play a vital role. Department did their work very passionately and with dedication during 2012 Uttarakashi disaster, 2013 Kedarnath disaster and 2016 Forest fire.
We alone cannot fully serve people if people themselves also don’t take preventive measures. We appeal to industrialists, owners and occupants of multi-storied buildings, commercial complexes, educational institutions, cracker manufacturers etc. to follow the fire safety norms to ensure safer society.
I wish happiness and safety to the people.