Fire & other emergency calls statistics for financial year 2015-2016
The Delhi Fire Service continued to protect the life and property of citizens of National Capital Territory of Delhi under the resplendent command of Dr. G.C Misra, 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 Sh. Atul Garg and Sh. Vipin Kantal 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:
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
- 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'.
- 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..
- The New Delhi Fire Zone shall comprise of East Division and Central Division.
- The South Fire Zone shall comprise of South Division and South West Division.
- The West Fire Zone shall comprise of West Division and North West Division.
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 27000 calls during the year financial year 2015-16. The comparative figures for the last 10 years are given as under :