The head of the Department is the Directort General who is the rank of the DGP, IPS rank and under him there is a Director (Technical) and Director (Administration) at the Headquarters. There are five Divisional Offices located in Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Palakkad and Kozhikode. Each district has an Assistant Divisional Office as the District Officer and each Fire & Rescue Station has a Station Officer as the station in charge.
In each station in addition to Station Officer there Assistant Station Officers, Leading Firemen, Driver Mechanics, Firemen, Fireman Driver cum Pump Operators. In addition to this, there is a full fledged ministerial staff in Headquarters, Divisional offices, Academy and Assistant Divisional Offices.
For imparting training to the employees and newly recruited Fireman, Fireman Driver cum Pump Operator & Driver Mechanic, Fire& Rescue Services Academy was started at Viyyur, Thrissur in 2007. The supervision of this Academy is held by the Director (Technical). An Assistant Divisional Officer and Station Officer who have the charge of the training are also working in this Academy. Recently a Motor Transport Wing is formed in the Department and Station Officer (MT) is posted one each at the Headquarters, five Divisional Offices and at the Kerala Fire & Rescue Services Academy.
RFO – Regonal Fire Officer
DFO – District Fire Officer
Sr. Supdt – Senior Superintendent
DO – Divisional Officer
ADO – Assistant Divisional Officer
TVPM – Thiruvananthapuram,
PTA – Pathanamthitta
EKM – Ernakulam,
PKD – Palakkad,
KKD – Kozhikkode,
KF&RS – Kerala Fire & Rescue Services