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KARNATAKA STATE FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES DEPARTMENT
(AS ON 05-09-2011)
A- Fire & Emergency Services in Karnataka was first established in the year 1942 in Bangalore South & North under the administrative control of the Police department. Later, during the reorganization of the state, a few more fire stations at Bellary, Hospet, Mangalore, Udupi & Raichur were added to the Karnataka State. This system of functioning of fire services under the administrative control of the police department was continued till the enactment of Karnataka State Fire Services Act in
1964. Under the provisions of this Act, a separate Directorate of Fire & Emergency Services was created on 05-11-1965. Since then the department is working under the administrative control of the Director General of Fire & Emergency Services. Normally this post is held by an officer of the rank of Director General of Police. The Director General of Police also functions as the Commandant General of Home Guards and Ex-officio Director of Civil Defence.
The Director General of Fire & Emergency Services is assisted by the following officers in the day to day functioning of the department both in administration and technical matters.
a) Inspector General of Police & Additional Director General - On posting from Police.
b) Deputy Inspector General of Fire Services. - On posting from Police.
c) Director. - Department Officer.
d) Deputy Director (Tech.) - Department Officer.
e) Deputy Director (Admn) - Department Officer.
f) Administrative Officer - Department Officer.
g) Asst. Controller of Accounts - On posting from State Accounts Department.
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