Uttar Pradesh Fire Service
Government Of Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh Fire Service

Upto 1925, Uttar Pradesh had Fire Services in its KAVAL towns under the Municipal Boards. KAVAL is the abbreviated form of the prominent cities of Uttar Pradesh namely Kanpur, Agra, Varanasi, Allahabad and Lucknow. By the end of 1939 the beginning of Second World War triggered the need for well-organized fire services throughout India. The fire services of the Five KAVAL towns of U P with the Municipal Boards were taken over by the State Government on 26th July 1944 and thus Uttar Pradesh Fire Services was established.

Till 1952 these Fire Stations catered to services for the Municipal Board area. Uttar Pradesh Fire Services Act of 1944 was amended in 1952 and Fire Service was extended to the entire state.
Uttar Pradesh Fire Services started functioning in 1944 with 8 Fire Stations and 198 Fire Service Personnel and presently it has 242 Fire Stations in 75 districts with more than 7730 Fire Service Personnel. Previously Uttar Pradesh Fire Services had 166 Fire Service Stations at the time of formation of the new state Uttaranchal. The Uttar Pradesh Fire Services is presently equipped with more than one thousand Fire Engines and attends to fire incidents and fire related calamities.

How to use Fire Extinguisher

Remember the acronym, "P.A.S.S."

  • Pull The Pin
  • Aim The Extinguisher Nozzle at the Base of the Flames.
  • Squeeze the Trigger while holding the Extinguisher upright.
  • Sweep the Extinguisher from side to side, covering the area of the fire with the Extinguishing Agent.
  • Do Not Use Water On Electrical Fire

When Not To Fight A Fire

Never fight a fire: -

  • If the fire is spreading beyond the spot where it started
  • If the fire can block your only escape
  • If you don't have proper and adequate fire-fighting equipment or agent/extinguishing media.

Don't Fight Fire Yourself. Call For Help.

Help the Firemen to Help You

"Remember, FIREMAN IS YOUR FRIEND. Give way to fire engines to enable them to reach at the incident quickly.
Allow them to use your telephone to communicate with the control room.
Don’t park your cars / truck close to fire hydrants / underground static water tanks.
Guide firemen to water sources i.e. Tube wells, ponds, static tanks etc. in case of fire."