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. Between 1960 and now, the law have been reviewed / amended in 1960 under the Western State.

However, in order to reposition the fire service department for effective service delivery, the State Executive Council under the leadership of His Excellency, Engr. Seyi Makinde at its Seventh (7th) meeting held on Tuesday, 28th April, 2020 constituted a committee to review the edit setting up the Fire Services Department and give appropriate recommendation on restructuring and repositioning the fire service for effective performance and service delivery.

The committee submitted its report to Council at its eight (8th) meeting held on 18th May, 2020 and recommended three options for Council’s consideration from which the second Option (Option B) was considered. Council therefore, approved the Option that the Fire Services Department should be an independent Agency and be moved from the Ministry of Public Works and Transport to Office of the Executive Governor while necessary administrative structures be put in place for effective performance of the Agency in the State.

His Excellency, Engr. Seyi Makinde, FNSE assented to the law creating the Oyo State Fire Services Agency on 29 December 2020.