I)  INTRODUCTION:

i)   During the Second World War, the Air Raid precaution Organization was established as a Civil Defence Measure. In the year     1942, this Organization was converted into the Fire Service Department with full time staff and appliances.    
   
a)  The Andhra Pradesh Fire Service Act, 1999 came into effect from 1st February, 2001.
  
b)  The Andhra Pradesh Fire and Emergency Operations and Levy of Fee Rules, 2006 was issued in G.O. Ms.No.306, Home     (Prisons. A) Department, Dated 7.12.2006 and published in A. P. Gazette No. 74, dated :8.12.2006.
  
c)  Vide G.O.Ms.No.328, Home (Prisons. A) Dept., 15-07-2009, the Department has been renamed as €œState Disaster Response &      Fire Services Department.
  
ii)  a)  The Government of India has notified the A.P. Reorganisation Act, 2014, reorganizing the existing state of Andhra Pradesh      into States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The State of Telangana has been bifurcated on the appointed day 2nd June, 2014.
  
b)  Vide Circular Memo.No.13665/SR/2014, General Admin(SR) Dept., dated: 26.05.2014 Government has issued clarificatory       instructions that all the laws which were applicable to the undivided state of Andhra Pradesh as on 01-06-2014 would continue to       apply to the new states i.e., State of Telangana and state of Andhra Pradesh created by the Central Act, w.e.f 02-06-2014
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