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Oyo State Fire Service has its origin dated to 1959 through Fire Service Law No. 4 of 1960 and reviewed in 1980 under the Western State.

It was established to save lives, prevent the destruction of properties by fire and render humanitarian services through fire fighting and rescue operations. To educate members of the public on measures to prevent and extinguish fire outbreaks as well as inspection of High-rise buildings, factories, Private and Commercial Buildings, Petrol Stations and to ensure strict compliance of the citizen with laid down fire safety regulation 1985 and 1987.

DUTIES OF FIRE AUTHORITY

  1. Making provision for fire fighting services for each area of authority and securing such equipment as it is practicable, for the purpose of meeting the requirement of the area.
  2. Making provisions for the training of members of the fire services.
  3. Making provision and securing arrangement for dealing with calls for the assistance of fire service in case of fire and summoning members of fire services.
  4. Securing arrangement for obtaining by inspection or otherwise information required for fire fighting purpose with respect to the character of buildings and other property in its area of Authority, the availability of water supplies and means of access thereto and other material circumstances.
  5. Securing arrangements for ensuring that reasonable steps are taken to prevent or mitigate damage to property resulting from measures taken in dealing with fire in the area of Authority.

Formation of the Department

Since all functions in the fire service are inter-related, the Department is sub-divided into six divisions under the over all supervision of the Director Fire Services.

They are:

  1. Technical Supervision and Administration
  2. Fire fighting and Rescue Operation.
  3. Fire Prevention and Consultancy Services.
  4. Training School.
  5. Maintenance and Transport.
  6. Purchase, Installation and Store
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It sees to the general administration of the Department in terms of welfare, appointment, promotions and discipline of staff of the Department under Fire Services Discipline Regulations, 1970. It handles external and internal training programmes which yield revenue into the State Government coffers. Purchase of Fire Tender, Equipment, Uniform and all store materials are often initiated from this section and to ensure that necessary fire fighting facilities are provided, throughout the State.

Oyo State fire service has a total strength of 320 personnel of different ranks distributed across the State.

Distribution of Fire Stations

There are fifteen (15) Fire Stations spread all over Oyo State. The stations are located as tabulated below:

LOCAL GOVERNMENT FIRE STATION LOCATION
ATIBA Oyo Fire Station Akesan Market
ATISBO
EGBEDA New Gbagi Fire Station Bola Ige International market
IBADAN NORTH HQ & Agbowo Fire Station Secretariat Area and Agbowo Shopping Complex
IBADAN SOUTH EAST Mapo Fire Station and Molete Fire Station Mapo Hill and  Molete/Police Post, Challenge
IBADAN SOUTH WEST Aleshinloye Fire Station Alesinloye Market
IBARAPA EAST Eruwa fire Station Sango area  Eruwa
IBARAPA CENTRAL Igboora Fire Station Igboora Town Hall Sagan-un, Igboora
IREPO Kishi fire Station Former Post Office, kishi
ISEYIN Iseyin Fire Station Oluwole, Iseyin
OGBOMOSO NORTH Ogbomoso Fire Station Oja Igbo, Ogbomoso
OGBOMOSO SOUTH  Ogbomoso Shopping Complex  Ojo-Oba, Ogbomoso (Ultra Modern)
ONA-ARA Agugu Fire Station Oremeji\Babanla Area
SAKI WEST Saki Fire Station Town Hall, Saki

Based on the above, the Executive Governor has given consideration to establish additional 13 fire stations especially in 13 Local Governments that have no fire station in order to supplement the existing ones.

This division controls all operational activities of the Department which has been committed to saving of lives and properties occasioned by Fire Outbreak and mishaps like Fire Fighting, Rescue from Road Accidents, Salga, stream, drowned person, human beings or animals in distress, Military or Civil Air Craft accident, Collapse of building, Train derailment, major disaster and all other operations in which live is involved.

 

Fire Fighting Appliance and Equipment

The State Fire Services was able to attend to the above incidence successfully due to  Fire Fighting Trucks and equipment which were distributed to Fire Stations according to the risk category of the environment/area which the station covers. Though these vehicles are insufficient for Fire Coverage because, only Ten (10) Fire Stations have functional fire fighting vehicles while some of them are obsolete.

This Division’s main responsibility is to create awareness in the minds of the people about fire prevention in order to make them fire conscious. It also offered advice to industries and the general public on matters relating to fire prevention. This action has reduced Fire disasters from 80% to 50%.

This Division undertakes the training of new Intakes, Serving Officers and fire Officers from outside bodies. It has trained staffs from B. A.T.H, Nigeria Port Authority, Procter and Gamble, University of Ibadan etc on Fire Fighting/Prevention Course.

The Fire Department maintains a stand-by and fairly equipped workshop so that attention can be given to its fire fighting vehicles both functional and non-functional vehicles. This section has been able to help the Department revived most of the Fire Fighting Trucks that are old with their infatigable efforts.

Details on the conditions of fire fighting vehicles and their locations are here under

Conditions of Fire Fighting Vehicle in the State

Make & Type Reg. No. Year of Purchase Location
Mercedez Fire Tender OY55 A09 1988 Agbowo Fire Station
Mercedez Fire Tender OY114 A09 1993 Alesinloye Fire Station
Mercedez Fire Tender OY175 A09 2001 Iseyin Fire Station
Mercedez Fire Tender No number 2001 Saki Fire Station
Mercedez Fire Tender No number 2001 Eruwa Fire Station
Bedford Fire Tanker OY 52 A09 1981 Fire Services Hqtrs.
Styer Fire Truck 1 No Number SEPT-2007 Molete Fire Station
Styer Fire Truck 2 No Number SEPT-2007 Fire Services Hqtrs.
Styer Fire Truck 3 No Number SEPT-2007 Oyo Fire Station
Styer Fire Truck 4 No Number SEPT-2007 Ogbomoso Fire Station
Styer Fire Truck 5 No Number SEPT-2007 Faulty Water Pump
Sino Fire Tanker 1 No Number 2009 Agbowo Fire Station
Sino Fire Tanker 2 No Number 2009 Fire Services Hqtrs.
Sino Fire Tanker 3 No Number 2009 Oyo Fire Station
Sino Fire Tanker 4 No Number 2009 Ogbomoso Fire Station
Sino Fire Tanker 5 No Number 2009 Eruwa Fire Station
Axo Cd Aerial Platform No Number 2009 Fire Services Hqtrs.
Super Tanker I No Number 2010 Fire Services Hqtrs.
Super Tanker II No Number 2010 Fire Services Hqtrs.
Hydraulic Platform No Number 2010 Fire Services Hqtrs.
Fire Ambulance s I No Number 2011 Fire Services Hqtrs.
Fire Ambulance s II No Number 2011 Fire Services Hqtrs.
Fire Ambulance s III No Number 2011 Fire Services Hqtrs.

Although, this Division is independent, its operation is closely monitored and controlled by the technical supervision and administration in terms of purchase of fire fighting equipment, spare parts, uniforms including sewing of uniforms for serving officers and recruits.

  1. Inspection of New Site for Petrol Station.
  2. Renewal of Fire Safety Certificate.
  3. Sales of Fire Reports.
  4. Training in Fire Fighting Course.
  5. Inspection of Hotels both international and medium standards.

The Department is sub-divided into six divisions under the overall supervision of the Director Fire Services of which each sections carried out the following activities.

1. Fire Fighting and Rescue operation

  1. Fire Calls
  2. Rescue operation

2. Fire Prevention

Fire safety inspections and lectures were always carried out to the following companies/industries to ensure adequate safety precautionary measure.

  1. Industries
  2. High Rise Building
  3. New site petrol station
  4. Existing petrol station
  5. Fire prevention lecture

3. Training school

Oyo State Fire Services training school trained about 100 persons both serving officers and industrial staff within the state on various courses in fire fighting and other related subjects. Among the companies or Organizations are:

  1. Procter and Gamble
  2. British American Tobacco Company.

REVENUE SOURCE FOR THE DEPARTMENT

  1. Inspection of New Site for Petrol Station.
  2. Renewal of Fire Safety Certificate for Petrol Stations, Industrial Premises etc.
  3. Sales of Fire Reports.
  4. Training in Fire Fighting Course.
  5. Inspection of Hotels both international and medium standards.

ON – GOING PROJECTS (CAPITAL PROJECT)

S/N NAME OF CONTRACTOR CONTRACTS PARTICULAR DATE OF AWARD STATE OF EXECUTION % REMARKS
Obioma Nwaiwu

(Obby Commercial Agency Ltd )

 

Sinking and Installation of Borehole With Braithwaite Tank and Auxiliary including Generator at Fire Services headquarters 21-12-2009  

100%

Satisfactory. The contractor is yet to be paid 2nd payment after the completion of the project.
Lawal Oluwakayode

(Tinny & Zaytoun Investment Ltd)

Sinking and Installation of Borehole With Braithwaite Tank and Auxiliary including Generator at Molete Fire Station 21-12-2009 100% Satisfactory. The contractor is yet to be paid 2nd payment after the completion of the project.
Mr. Tunde Aremu

(Aremol Venture)

 

Sinking and Installation of Borehole With Braithwaite Tank and Auxiliary including Generator at Ogbomoso Fire Station 21-12-2009 100% Satisfactory. The contractor is yet to be paid 2nd payment after the completion of the project.
Ajibola Ogunyemi

(Dan-Lad Company Ltd)

Sinking and Installation of Borehole With Braithwaite Tank and Auxiliary including Generator at Oyo Fire Station 21-12-2009 100% Satisfactory. The contractor is yet to be paid 2nd payment after the completion of the project.
Messrs. Snow Trust Ventures, Ltd. Renovation of Ogbomoso Fire Station 30-12-2009 100% The supervisory Department, Public Building has details on the project.
G.L. Abiyo and Company Renovation of Oyo Fire Station 30-12-2009 60% The supervisory Department, Public Building has details on the project.
MICAM Nig. Ltd Construction of permanent Fire Station at Kishi 30-12-2009 37% The supervisory Department, Public Building has details on the project.
Jammat Venture Construction of permanent Fire Station at Iseyin. 30-12-2009 23% The supervisory Department, Public Building has details on the project.
Mufutau I Raheem (Rahvet International Nig. Ltd.) Leventix/J&P Industrial Estate, Moniya, Ibadan 08023507496, 08034122628 Purchase of  11nos of various fire fighting trucks and accessories including training of firemen on the use of the vehicles 04-05-2010 65% The contractor was able to hand over six (6)nos of vehicles out of the 11nos approved to supply Fire Services Department while approval for second payment of 30% of the contract sum in favour of the contractor is not yet effected.
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