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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 fireman, Driver, Fireman 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 1972. Tripura Fire & Emergency Services Act, 2022 has been enacted in the State from 30th April, 2022.

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 48 fire stations, with more fire stations in the offing. In pursuance of Home Department, Govt. of Tripura’s Notification No.F.5 (7)-PD/2018/2050 dated 11.08.2020 and letter No. F.5 (7)-PD/2018/3677 dated 22.12.2020 Tripura Fire Service has been renamed as ‘Tripura Fire and Emergency Services (TFES)’. 

The post of Director General of Fire & Emergency Services is normally held by an IPS officer of the rank of Inspector General of Police and above. The Director General is assisted by the following officers in the day to day functioning of the department both in administration and technical matters.

  1. Joint Director.
  2. Maintenance Superintendent – Departmental Officer.
  3. Divisional Fire Officer – Departmental Officer.
  4. Accounts Officer - Departmental Officer.
  1. Accounts Officer at Directorate.
  2. Other ministerial staffs at Directorate.
  3. At office of the Maintenance Superintendent.
  4. At office of the Divisional Fire Officers.