MEDALS & AWARDS
 
B. FOR FIRE SERVICE

As in Home Guards & Civil Defence there are 2 types of Gallantry Medals and two types of Service Medals in vogue in Fire Service as per following details:-

  • Gallantry Medals
   

- President's Fire Service Medal for gallantry.
- Fire Service Medal for gallantry.

  • Service Medals
   

- President's Fire Service Medal for Distinguished Service.
- Fire Service Medal for Meritorious Service.

During Republic Day, 2003, Total 18 Nos. of Fire Service Medal for gallantry, 8 Nos. of President's Fire Service Medal for Distinguished Service and 50 Nos. of Fire Service Medal for Meritorious Service were awarded. No President's Fire Service Medal for Gallantry was awarded on the occasion.

The details for award of various types of Fire Service Medals have been described in Section 14, pp. 33 of Compendium of Recommendations of SFAC, part-I to be read with Appendix-14A, pp. 93-107 of Part-I.

Recently the monetary allowance attached with the aforesaid two Gallantry Medals have been enhanced to Rs. 750/- (from Rs. 100/-) for President's Fire Service Medal for gallantry and Rs. 400/- (from Rs. 60/-) for Fire Service Medal for gallantry vide this Ministry's letter No. VI-11022/1/2000-DGCD(F) dt. 16.5.2002.