The idea of opening a Training College for Fire Service personnel of the country was conceived in the Expert Committee Meeting held in 1950 and the National Fire service college was established in 1956 at Rampur, U.P., and was later shifted to the present location viz., Nagpur, considering the Geographical and climatic advantage the city has. The college is housed at the Old Settlement Commissionate Building, altered the premises to the adequacy of a fire service Training Center, with sufficient space for conducting Fire Drills, and Demonstrations. The National Fire Service College , Nagpur functions under the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi.
During visit of Honorable Home Minister Shri L.K.Advani observing the proposed college facilities layout plan for the campus, detailed by Shri Lal, chief engineer CPWD, on 06/05/2000.
Being a residential college, National Fire Service College ( NFSC ) , has its own hostel facilities with well furnished accommodation about 200 trainees at a time.
NFSC, which began its activities with only one curse, later, considering the needs of the country, industrialization and growth of Indian Industry, had added many more courses to its curriculum to give the fire training a professional outlook.
The college awards Certificate , Diploma, Advanced Diploma on successful completion of the course, which are recognized by the State and Central Government as well as the Public sector undertaking and the Business Community as well. In addition, the Diploma and Advanced Diploma of NFSC is also recognized by the Union Public Service Commission for appointment in the middle management cadre.
In 1978, NFSC started B.E. ( Fire ) course of three and half years duration under the affiliation to Nagpur University. These young engineers are picked up by reputed industries and major public sectors, considered to be the Navrathnas of Government of India. Almost 100% placement is done every year, through campus interviews. On completion of the course the B.E. (Fire ) Degree is recognized by UPSC for Indian Engineering Service Examination.