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Fire  & other emergency calls statistics for financial year 2012-2013
 
 
  The Delhi Fire Service continued to protect the life  and property of citizens of National Capital Territory of Delhi under the  resplendent command of Sh. A.K. Sharma, Director. The Delhi Fire Service is  under the Administrative control of Principal Secretary (Home), Government  of National Capital Territory of Delhi. The Service discipline, efficiency  and morale of the officers and staff members remained to be of high  order. Director is ably assisted by the Chief Fire Officer Dr. G.  C. Misra and Sh. Santokh Singh for the smooth and prompt function of Delhi  Fire Service. The General Office is headed by an Assistant  Commissioner (Fire) who discharged his duties with the help of an  Administrative Officers, Sr. Account officer and others staff members. A  brief on the organization, facts and figures of the working of Delhi Fire  Service are as under:
 
  Organization:
 
  The Delhi Fire Service is an important department of  the Government of NCT of Delhi.
 
  The Delhi Fire Service is comprised of 56 fire  stations including the Fire Safety Management Academy, Rohini. It  has its own auto as well as wireless workshop to take care of its  equipment. The administrative control remains with the Headquarter situated  at Cannaught Lane, New Delhi. The Fire  Station is divided as under

 
     
  1. There shall be three Fire Zones in National Capital Territory of Delhi as per the contingencies of work namely, 'New Delhi Zone', 'South Zone', and 'West Zone'.
  2.  
  3. Each Fire Zone shall be under the charge of a Chief Fire Officer who may be assisted by one or more Deputy Chief Fire Officers who is assisted by Divisional Officers and Assistant Divisional Officers..
  4.  
  5. The New Delhi Fire Zone shall comprise of East Division and Central Division.
  6.  
  7. The South Fire Zone shall comprise of South Division and South West Division.
  8.  
  9. The West Fire Zone shall comprise of West Division and North West Division.
  10.  
 

The  Service is providing coverage to the entire National Capital Territory of  Delhi having an area of 1483Sq.Kilometers (685 Sq. Kms. Urban and 798 Sq.  Kms. Rural) with a population of over 18 millions approximately as per  Census 2011-12.
 
  Apart from attending fire calls, Delhi Fire Service  has been sending vehicles on stand by duties as fire safety precaution  during public gathering and VVIP’s visits (President, Vice-President, Prime  Minister) to various place in Delhi.  The water tenders were also sent on stand by duty against payment of  prescribe charge during the functions where in built fire safety  arrangements were not available and requests were made by various agencies  for the same.
 
  The Delhi Fire Service has been doing commendable job  in responding to foreign fire calls on demand in the neighboring states of  Haryana and U.P and bringing the situation under control in shortest  possible time.
 
  The Delhi Fire Service maintained a fleet of  222  fire fighting vehicles and other supporting units.
 
  The Headquarter comprised of General Office, Control  Room, Centralized Multi-Storeyed /Fire Prevention Wing, Record Room and  Water Section. The Hose store is being maintained at Rakab Ganj Fire  Station.Auto Workshop and Petrol Store are at Moti Nagar Fire  Station. General Store and Wireless section are at Shankar Road. The Headquarter and  Cannaught Circus Fire Station are equipped with special appliances for  combating any kind of eventually arising in the cluster of high-rise  buildings and other special rescue jobs. Specialized units are also  positioned at Chanakaya Puri, Bhikaji  Cama Place, Cannaught Place, Safdarjung, Nehru Place,  Prasad Nagar, Shankar Road,  Janak Puri, and Laxmi Nagar Fire Stations. Like every year, this year also  during the summer season, four temporary fire post were set up in rural  area viz. Bakhtawar Pur and Jaffarpur (Jaffarpur Hospital), to provide proper fire coverage to the harvested crops in view of the  potential risk in the rural area, to avoid any loss to the lives and  property of the public.
 
  The Delhi Fire Service attended 22581 calls  during the year financial year 2012-13.  The comparative figures for the last 10 years are given as under :


S.No.

Year 

No.  of Calls

Approx.  Loss
  in Lakhs

Property  Saved
  in Lakhs

Injured

Deaths

Medium

Serious

Major

1

2003-04

14595 

5874 

8750

1334

235

17

-

2

2004-05

14208

4681 

6629 

1687

272 

27 

-

3

2005-06

16340

4720 

6457 

2191 

470 

16 

-

4

2006-07

14291

5587 

14903

1743

303 

16 

5

2007-08

15718

5922 

29369

2057

351

09

6

2008-09

16452

5902 

29471 

2225 

380 

06 

-

7

2009-10

21314

-

-

2598

423

10

02

-

8

2010-11

22187

-

-

243

447

10

03

 

9

2011-12

18143

-

-

2132

357

13

1

-

10

2012-13

22581

-

-

1979

285

9

2

-


 
  Occupancy Wise Breakup
 
  The occupancy wise breakup of fire incidents during the  calendar year is as under :


  Year

JJ. Cluster

High Rise

Industrial

Residential

 

2012

182

106

460

5610

 

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