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. Further, the organisation was amalgamated with Assam Polie Department w.e.f 01/05/1959 with posting of a Superintendent of Police-Cum-Fire Service Adviser rank officer. Later on, it was upgraded to Director Fire Service in the year 1983 with posting of a DIG rank Officer. With tagging of State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) with Fire Service, the nomenclature got modified in 2013 as Directorate of Fire & Emergency Services, Assam. At present the F&ES is headed by Addl. Director General of Police.