Police Fire Service
WE SERVE TO SAVE.Ē
the end of 1939 the beginning of Second World War triggered the need for
well-organized fire services throughout
1952 these Fire Stations catered 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.
Pradesh Fire Services started functioning in 1944 with 8 Fire Stations and 198
Fire Service Personnel and presently it has 144 Fire Stations in 61 districts
with 5536 Fire Service Personnel. Previously Uttar Pradesh Fire Services had
166 Fire Service Stations before its partition and formation of the new state
Uttaranchal. The Uttar Pradesh Fire Services is presently equipped with 1082
Fire Service Machines and taking care of
motto of Uttar Pradesh Fire Services asserts ď WE SERVE TO SAVE.Ē A
translated idea of original motto in Sanskrit that is ď TRANAY SEVA MAHE.Ē
on this motto there are three priority wise objective concepts.
Objective: SAVE National and Public PROPERTY.
Objective: Salvage and Preservation.
Primary Objective: SAVING LIFE.
is the most essential part of Fire Service, which requires personnel to be
well trained. In case of fire the SMOKE evolving from fire that is the main
culprit for taking toll of life contrary to the fire itself. It is the SMOKE
that kills first by asphyxiating.
Service personnel are vigorously trained to withstand HOT and HUMID conditions
full of SMOKE as found in fire fighting situations and to search for
casualties by following proper SEARCH PROCEDURE methods. Modern technology has
given products like PVC, FOAM textiles and furnishings that evolve noxious
smoke, which have toxic effect. They are a boon for human comforts but if
catch fire they prove as instant killers.
from Fire Service there are disasters, building collapse, drowning rescues etc
that require immediate life saving.
Secondary Objective: SAVE National and Public PROPERTY.
and Smoke damage and destroy immense National and Public property. In order to
check this loss Fire Service has to keep abreast of latest technological
developments in fire-fighting so as to curb and check this damage. There are
different wings and training programs teaching practical fireman-ship for
mitigating fire loss.
Pradesh Fire Services takes care to extinguish fire at its seat such that
property does not get spoiled or damaged because of water used by the Fire
Service for fire fighting.
Tertiary Objective: Salvage or preservation
services and salvage services. Services like Ambulance service; offering First
Aid helping humansí and animals in distress to safety are provided by Uttar
Pradesh Fire Services. At the fire scene a wing is busy in preserving property
from fire, smoke and water due to firefighting. They remove un-burnt property
away from fire, provide drainage arrangements and do not allow water logging
on floors, ventilate etc.
from these important tasks
Uttar Pradesh Fire Services
Advise in general on Fire Protection And Fire Prevention.
Fire Protection to V.V.I.PS during the arrivals and Departures by air or in
also provides fire protection to the public during the exigencies, like
communal riots, strikes, Festival, public gatherings, Large Processions etc.
Department also provides stand by facility to public for their private
functions on payment of nominal charges as fixed by the Government from time
A public education,
highly popular Fire Prevention
Fire Service observes
Fire Service Day on 14th April every year to commemorate the Fire Service
Personnel who laid down their lives during public service. The message of fire
prevention is carried to the public by means of demonstrations, film shows,
Cultural Programs, distribution of pamphlets, Seminar and lectures. The help
of mass media like films, television, Radio and newspapers plays an important
role in the successful execution of
Uttar Pradesh Fire
Services is playing a vital role in saving the lives and property of people
from fire apart from discharging preliminary role. It is an exceedingly
important agency, and deserves strong support from Government and Society at
General of Police (F/S)
Director General of Police(F/S)
General of Police/Director(F/S)
Inspector General of Police/Joint Director(F/S)
(Head Quarter Level)
Jt. Director (Tech.)
Superintendent of Police
Chief Fire Officer Asstt.Commandant(SFSTC)
Fire Station Officer
Fire Station Second Officer
Leading Fireman/Fire Service Driver
the objectives in view the modern age poses greater challenges for Uttar
Pradesh Fire Services. The cluster of
from imparting services for fighting fires and saving lives from fire
incidences the Uttar Pradesh Fire Services attends rescue and other
emergencies where life is endangered due to any other cause like accidents in
transit, drowning, building collapse and all kinds of disasters. These Uttar
Pradesh Fire Services activities are grouped under SPECIAL SERVICE CALLS.
Fire Stations are in towns and in order to prevent the rural loss from fire
and cater 13.15 Crores main population of Uttar Pradesh the Uttar Pradesh Fire
Services makes special fire fighting arrangements in the form of 134 seasonal
fire stations on such police stations of Tehsil Head Quarters which are at a
distance of more than 20 km from main fire station. These seasonal fire
stations operate with effect from 1st March to 30th June
every year. These fire stations are of auxiliary nature but respond as first
turnout units on any fire incident for the rural area of the tehsil.
OF PUBLIC INTEREST
is an exothermic chemical reaction involving rapid oxidation or burning
of a fuel. It needs three elements to occur:
It is a
combustibles or fibrous carbonaceous material, such as wood, paper, clothe,
rubber and some plastics.
or combustible liquids, such as gasoline, kerosene, paint, paint thinners and
electrical equipment, such as appliances, switches, panel boxes and power
combustible metals, such as magnesium, titanium, potassium and sodium these
metals burn at high temperatures and give off sufficient oxygen to support
combustion. They may react violently with water or other chemicals, and must
be handled with care.
NOT TO FIGHT A FIRE
fight a fire: -
any of the above situations,
(ABC-rated) chemical extinguishers leave a residue that can harm
sensitive equipment, such as computers and other electronic equipment. Carbon
dioxide or halon extinguishers are preferred in these instances because they
leave very little residue.
TO USE A
the acronym, "P.A.S.S."
the extinguisher nozzle at the base of the flames.
the trigger while holding the extinguisher upright.
the extinguisher from side to side, covering the area of the fire with the
LEAVE THE AREA IMMEDIATELY!
TO DO IF TRAPPED IN A BURNING BUILDING
DO YOU KNOW
When Fire starts smoke
SPREADS and KILLS people.
When sofas, foam,
upholstery, PVC burn TOXIC smoke evolves that KILLS
INSTANTLY in less than two minutes.
If worn clothes catch
fire you should STOP, DROP and
If you smell cooking
gas it must be leaking. Ventilate at floor level because LPG is HEAVIER than
Smoke is hot and
lighter than air and rises up. In case of fire CRAWL on
floor for cool air to stop suffocation.
If fire outbreaks in
your living room you must leave the room immediately and close the door BEHIND
In a fire outbreak SMOKE,
PANIC, SHOCK and SUFFOCATION are the main killers. Do not shout or run.
This tends to cause panic and asphyxiation.
That you must not use LIFTS
in case of fire, as it is the pathway for smoke, embers, and flame.
Maximum numbers of
fires that occur in our state are in RURAL
fires are due to electricity or LPG.
Simplest and most
useful fire-fighting equipment for a home is a BLANKET and a BUCKET full of
Once a fire takes hold,
there is only one completely safe place to be-OUTSIDE.
If trapped inside getting out is the priority.
In unventilated fires CARBON
MONOXIDE evolves that kills instantly. Carbon monoxide is colorless,
odorless and tasteless.
You must COMMUNICATE
the incident once you are out in open that is TOTAL SAFETY. Call the Fire
Service. The services of the Fire Brigade are provided
Emergency number for
calling Fire101and Police100 is
Help the Firemen
to Help You
IS YOUR FRIEND.
way to fire engines to enable them to reach at the incident quickly.
them to use your telephone to communicate with the control room.
park your cars/truck close to fire hydrants/underground static water tanks.
firemen to water sources i.e. Tube wells, pounds, static tanks etc. in case of
in High Rise Buildings
The threat of fire
in High Rise Buildings is constant and if adequate precautionary measures are
not taken, the consequences can be grave. Therefore, observe the following
Good House Keeping.
use ashtrays while smoking and deposit-smoked butts in them after
extinguishing. Smoke in areas especially designated for smoking.
receptacles for waste should be emptied at regular intervals. Faculty
electrical appliances should be repaired/replaced immediately.
and fuses should conform to correct rating of circuit. Welding /Cutting jobs
should be carried out under strict supervision.
smoke/Fire Check doors closed.
means of escape clear of obstructions.
Rescue drills should be carried out at regular intervals.
elementary fire fighting training to occupants.
organization must be setup.
in Residential Area.
Fire Safety Precautions Against Electricity
About 60% fires are
of electric origin on account of electric short circuit, overheating,
overloading, use or nonstandard appliances, illegal tapping of electrical
wires, improper electrical wiring, carelessness and ignorance etc.
I.S.I. certified appliances.
Safety in Respect of Temporary Structures/Pandals during public/private
The public should
ensure that the auditorium/stadiums, which they are booking for various
functions are having valid No Objection certificate from fire department.
Therefore, such functions be held in those premises only, which are having
clearance from fire service
Owing to the rapid
growth of industries, complexities of fire risk have increased enormously.
Incidents of such fire risk have increased enormously. Incidents of such fires
not only result in huge loss of fire and property but also cause dislocation
of work, loss of production, unemployment and so many other kinds of
suffering, If adequate fire prevention measures are taken the losses can be
Fire Precautions for Children
Children are our
most valued possessions. They are also among the most vulnerable to accidents
and fire. The following safety hints shall be borne in mind.
leave children alone near an open fire, heater or in kitchen.
matchsticks and cigarette lighters out of reach of children.
screens on combustion heater or other heating appliance.
electrical plugs and sockets covered so that children do not put wires, metal
instruments, and their fingers into it.
HOW YOU CAN SAVE
YOURSELF IF AN EARTHQUAKE STRIKES.
If you are indoors when
tremors begin, do not rush out into the streets.
Take cover beneath a
strong desk, table or bed. If no heavy furniture is available, stand in a
doorway Ė the frame will provide some protection.
Keep away from windows.
The vibrations of the shock or movement in the building could shatter them.
If you are outdoors
when the earthquake strikes, keep away from tall buildings, trees, power lines
and any other high structure, which might collapse.
Run into an open space
as far from any high structure as possible. If here is no such space take
cover in a doorway.
Do not take refuge in
cellars, basements, subways, bridges or underground tunnels. The exit could
become blocked by debris, or the tunnels themselves could cave in.
If you are in a car,
stop the vehicle and dive for the floor, crouching below seat level if
possible. If you are in an open area and the earthquake is severe enough to
throw you off balance, lie flat.
When the initial tremor
is over, STAY OUT. Several further tremors may follow the first one at
unpredictable intervals. Wait until the rescue teams give the all clear.
In the aftermath of a
major earthquake, fires may start from overturned burners, LPG cylinders and
broken power lines, and pollution could result from shattered sewer lines.
Water is likely to be in short supply, too, or cut off entirely because of
Check your own home for
signs of damage, and listen to radio or TV broadcasts for official
instructions and warnings.
If you have to go
outside, keep well away from houses or any other structures, which may have
weakened by the shocks. They could collapse without warning.
Earthquake gives no
clue of its occurrence but it has been established that all pets start
behaving abnormally prior to its occurrence, which could be treated as an
is the festival of lights, fun, frolic and fireworks. Old and young alike love
and enjoy the splendor and sparkle of fireworks.
is a cause of concern too, and brings in its wake pain and anguish, injuries
and deaths, fires and explosions. Reason the uninhibited use of patakas.
Patakas enhance fun and frolic if handled carefully. But in reality they are
not. Deepawali could be blissful if the elderly adhere to sensible
safety and prevention habits and practices can prevent fires from starting
and, should they occur, limit their damage.
Different patakas mean
different hazards. Read the instructions on each one carefully (by flashlight,
never an open flame). Follow
all SAFETY PRECAUTIONS issued with the patakas
that are LEGALLY manufactured.
Sparklers need careful
handling. Light any pataka ONE AT A TIME PLEASE and don't rush.
Keep them at arm's length; and
put each spent one into a bucket of water as soon as it is gone out.
Keep the patakas as FAR
AWAY from the body as possible.
Keep the fire works on
an EVEN SURFACE so that they do not tilt and fall over during operation.
Use a long LIGHTING
STICK for lighting patakas. Light the tip of each pataka at arm's length
showing side of the body, using a candle or Agarbatti. Once ignited show your
back and flee calmly.
Pour COLD WATER over
the burnt body part for 10 minutes to cool down.
Keep YOUR DISTANCE from
those operating pataka.
Encourage people to
WATCH PUBLIC DISPLAYS of Fireworks.
An elderly person
should ACCOMPANY children below 18 years for buying crackers.
shops should be at locations earmarked by the AUTHORITY.
If you have the chance
to get together with some other families, try to go to the home with the
BIGGEST OPEN SPACE and safest surroundings.
Persuade friends and
families in your locality to gather together and enjoy COMBINED
pataka display at one place
under controlled conditions. It will lead to a nosedive in accidents, easier
on the pocket and, yes lots of fun.
Jhuggi/Jhopadi and slum
dwellers must be constantly vigilant in GROUPS.
Factories where it may
not be possible to remove/cover the combustible material, lying in the open.
It would be in the interest of owners to keep VISUAL SURVEILLANCE particularly
during evening hours till
in their factories, godowns, open
storages, yards etc. on Deepawali.
All ceilings made of
combustible material like pual, hay, wood etc should be DAMPENED with water.
Two buckets full of
WATER must always be kept handy
for any emergency, and for putting used sparklers into.
To extinguish any fire in the incipient stage as well as to cool down any burn
injury. Flow water over it until the BURNING SENSATION AND PAIN SUBSIDES.
Windows opening towards
the street should be kept SHUT/CLOSED.
clothes of thick material when operating patakas.
Decorate and light
Diyas or candles at
See that electrical
lighting and decorations are safe and does not OVERLOAD the supply board.
Before Deepawali REMOVE
all junk from the terrace, gallery and staircase.
Store your fireworks
safely: in a CLOSED METAL
Store them away from
ALL SOURCES OF HEAT, until the time they're needed.
Pets hate bangs and
flashes and get very frightened on fireworks night, so keep all your PETS
INDOORS and close all the curtains to make things calmer for them.
Note that telephone
number 101 is the
Always enjoy patakas
WITH AN ADULT.
Check the area before
igniting patakas to be sure all flammable and combustible materials are
Ensure that children
donít engage in DANGEROUS PRANKS such as throwing lighted patakas or
sparklers at others, or try to make fireworks themselves.
At the end of your
fireworks celebrations, DOUSE THE 'DUDS' with lots of water; keep it soaking
in a bucket of water.
Keep away from
unlabelled and local patakas
about whom you are less informed. It is ILLEGAL.
Never touch a cracker
after it has been lighted or lift it to SEE WHY IT HAS NOT gone off.
This is a very dangerous practice. If the cracker doesn't go off, don't
go back to it - it could still be live, and could go off unexpectedly in your
Do not wear LOOSE AND
Patakas should not be
They should not be put
into COMBUSTIBLE CONTAINERS.
They should not be held
Patakas should not be
DISSEMBLED OR REASSEMBLED and the gunpowder should not be burned. Never
experiment, modify, or attempt to make your own fireworks.
Patakas should not be
sold to children UNDER-18 YEARS.
Never carry patakas
in your POCKET.
Never shoot patakas
in METAL/GLASS CONTAINERS.
For big fireworks the
shooter should better wear EYE PROTECTION and never have any part of the body
over the firework.
Do not light patakas
by BENDING OVER them.
Never light patakas
like rockets etc. in
Donít light patakas
on PUBLIC THOROUGHFARE.
Don't put others IN
DANGER at your personal risk.
Never ignite aerial
fireworks where OVERHEAD OBSTRUCTIONS (trees, eaves, wires, etc.) may
interfere with trajectory into open air space.
Never ignite aerial
fireworks near an OPENING TO A BUILDING. An open garage door or window could
allow aerial fireworks to fly into the structure and cause a fire.
Never use patakas
INSIDE OR IN A VEHICLE.
Patakas should not be
AIMED OR THROWN at people or animals.
Never throw left over
fireworks ONTO A BONFIRE.
must not be operated in VICINITY of explosive public places like petrol pumps,
LPG gas Godowns/pandals and patakashop.
Do not allow SMALL
CHILDREN to light fire works all by themselves. Elders must supervise children
when lighting fire works.
Do not store too many
Watch what you wear:
LOOSE CLOTHING can very easily catch fire, and should not be worn near any
fire or fireworks. Long dangly scarves can be risky too.
Don't keep patakas
under STAIRS OR IN A PASSAGEWAY.
Never ignite fireworks
while HOLDING THEM. Put them down, and then ignite them show your back and
Never CONFINE fireworks
Never light fireworks
INSIDE THE HOUSE.
Don't put fireworks in
any CONTAINER to ignite.
Never ASSUME an ignited
firework, that fails to explode, is safe to approach. A delayed explosion has
injured many people. Any malfunctioning fireworks should be abandoned.
Never MIX anything with
the contents of the fireworks or make fireworks at home. Donít EXPERIMENT
Ďbombsí, anars (flowerpots) should not be lighted HOLDING THEM. It is
always safer to light them from the side without bending over them and quickly
moving away, before they burst.
Donít allow children
to keep fireworks in their POCKETS.
Donít allow children
to light crackers near the old JUNK and piled items on the terrace.
Fireworks /Crackers are
for your panorama. Never try to play MISCHIEF with them as it may harm others.
Children have ideas to tie crackers onto the tail of a dog for instance.
Donít allow children
to dangerous PRANKS such as throwing lighted Crackers or sparklers (phuljhadis)
at others and down from the top of any building or try to make crackers
Donít allow children
to light fireworks/Crackers in a DANGEROUS MANNER like lighting Anar on the
NEVER RUB the eyes if
you suspect an injury.
Never give any MEDICINE
ORALLY in case of burn injury.
ACTIVITIES ON DEEPAWALI
Purchasing locally made
INDOORS/CONFINED SPACE/IN AUTOMOBILE.
Lighting patakas on
Using an OPEN FLAME
like matchstick, lighter for lighting patakas by bending and exposing whole
body straight over them.
BEING IN CL
RUBBING THE EYES if a
burn is suspected.
ALLOWING children below
18 years to buy patakas from the market.
shops ANYWHERE DESIRED.
and slums on Deepavali.
Lighting TWO OR MORE
patakas at same time.
where it may not be possible to remove/cover the combustible material, lying
in the open.
combustible materials like curtains, paper, synthetic and other clothes, oil,
ghee from the vicinity of puja place AFTER the ďLaxmi PujanĒ or before
going to bed.
LEAVING OPEN Windows
opening towards the street.
Lighting Diyas or
candles NEAR COMBUSTIBLE products.
electrical supply board with excessive lighting and decorations.
NOT REMOVING all junk
from the terrace, gallery and staircase before Deepawali.
CARELESS STORAGE of
fireworks near hot sources and combustible materials in reach of children.
ALLOWING TEENS to enjoy
patakas without adult supervision.
Children engaged in
DANGEROUS PRANKS such as throwing lighted patakas or sparklers at others, or
try to make fireworks themselves.
Fooling around with
Keeping patakas in the
POCKET. A stupid and dangerous activity.
Throwing fireworks AT
OTHERS-dangerous and illegal.
alcohol-pose an ADDED DANGER when there are fireworks and bonfires around.
fireworks in WINDY conditions.
Take unnecessary risks
while lighting patakas, just to
Uttar Pradesh Fire Services