Prior to 1957 there was no fire station in the State of Tripura. In 1957 the first Fire Station was started at Agartala in a garage of the then Superintendent of Police, Tripura with twenty-one personnel in the rank of ranks of Station Officers, Sub-officers, Leading firemen, Driver, Firemen and Mechanic-cum-Fitter, on transfer from Police. West Bengal Fire Service trained these personnel in Calcutta. Tripura Fire Service started functioning as an independent department from 1959 but the Superintendent of Police; Tripura continued to function as the ex-officio Director of Fire Service, Tripura. The government adopted the West Bengal Fire Service Act, in 1961 which is in force still for Tripura Fire Service.

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