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.
Having started with one fire station in 1957, the Tripura Fire Service department has travelled a long way to come to the present position of thirty-five fire stations, with more fire stations in the offing. The government has decided to open more 27 new fire stations in the state in next 3 years.
The post of Director Fire Service is normally held by an officer of the rank of Inspector General of Police. The Director of Fire Services is assisted by the following officers in the day to day functioning of the department both in administration and technical matters.
- Joint Director – Departmental Officer.
- Maintenance Superintendent – Departmental Officer.
- Divisional Fire Officer – Departmental Officer.
- Accounts Officer - Departmental Officer.
- HIERARCHY OF TRIPURA FIRE SERVICE DEPARTMENT
- GENERAL OFFICE/ MINISTERIAL STAFF
- Accounts Officer at Directorate.
- Other ministerial staffs at Directorate.
- At office of the Maintenance Superintendent.
- At office of the Divisional Fire Officers.