The Assam Fire Service Organization came into existence by taking over and merging the Fire Stations belonging to the Municipal Boards of Shillong & Silchar by the State Govt. of Assam in the year 1956. The Organization was headed by an S.P. rank Officers known as the State Fire Service Adviser. Later, the department was headed by Officers of the rank of the ADGP with designation as the Addl. Director General of Police & Director, State Fire Service Organization, Assam.The State Fire Service Organization has been renamed as Fire & Emergency Services, Assam w.e.f. 07-01-2013 as per Govt. Notification No. LGL.56/2012/13 dated 07-01-2013.