Who We Are

The fire brigade was introduced to the Government of Western Region by the then Premier of the region- Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo. The Government of the region approved the establishment of the fire brigade (now Fire Services) and was established in the year 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, Schools, Private and Commercial buildings, Hotels, Banks, Petrol & Gas Stations etc. and to ensure strict compliance of the citizens with laid down fire safety regulations 1985, 1987 and Amended Law of 2017.

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Being a critical member of the infrastructure cluster, the success of the Ministry will create significant mileage for Oyo State Government and enhance public goodwill.



To protect adequate, safe and well maintained public works and transportation infrastructures and services that support socio – economic development of the State.



Provision of firefighting services and equipment to combat outbreaks of fire and other disasters in order to safeguard lives and property of all residents of the state.Our mandate is to build a Fire Force that Oyo State would be proud of.

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