About State Disaster Response & Fire services Department
During the Second World War, the Air Raid precaution Organization was established as a Civil Defence Measure. In the year 1942, this Organization was converted into the Fire Service Department with full time staff and appliances. The Government of India has notified the A.P. Reorganization Act, 2014, reorganizing the existing state of Andhra Pradesh into Residuary State of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The State of Residuary Andhra Pradesh has been bifurcated on the appointed day 2nd June, 2014. The Andhra Pradesh Fire and Emergency Operations and Levy of Fee Rules, 2006 was issued in G.O. Ms.No.306, Home (Prisons. A) Department, Dated 7.12.2006 and published in A. P. Gazette No. 74, Dated 8.12.2006. Vide G.O.Ms.No.328, Home (Prisons. A) Dept., 15-07-2009, the Department has been renamed as “Andhra Pradesh State Disaster Response & Fire Services Department. Vide Circular Memo No.13665/SR/2014, General Admin(SR)Dept., dated: 26.05.2014 Government has issued clarificatory instructions that “ all the laws which were applicable to the undivided state of Andhra Pradesh as on 01-06-2014 would continue to apply to the new states i.e., State of Telangana and State of Andhra Pradesh created by the Central Act, w.e.f 02-06-2014”
With 175 Fire Stations spreading length and breadth of the state, the department available 24/7 for all types of fire emergencies.
All types of rescue activities like rail road accidents,drowinng incidents, building collapses, animal rescue attended by department.
Various sections of community like women, children, students, hospitals, industries are made well aware of fire safety and rescue methods by conducting various trainings and awareness programs.
Department officials ensure fire prevention measures in various hazardous premises by issuing NOCs, Notices and conducting inspections.
Fire safety stand by arrangements are made at VVIP Programs, meetings, big festivals at temples, major events in view of public safety. Even private stand by arrangements.
A specially trained team of 15 members placed at every district head quarters to immediately respond to any emergency with specialized equipment like Hydraulic cutters, spreaders, Etc..