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The Gujarat Fire Safety Compliance Portal (GujFireSafetyCoP) is a landmark initiative of the Government of Gujarat which aims at strengthening the fire-safety framework across the state. The initiative is spearheaded by the Urban Development and Urban Housing Department with support from Gujarat Institute of Disaster Management (GIDM), Directorate of Fire Prevention Services (DFPS), Gujarat State Institute for Fire Safety Training (GSIFST) with support of Chief Fire Offices and Regional Fire Offices across the state.
The Gujarat Fire Safety CoP initiative has two broad components –
The Gujarat Institute of Disaster Management has been entrusted with the responsibility of developing the portal, Capacity building of FSO, development of training courses for FSO and notifying the required changes to be made in Fire Act, Rules and Regulations.
To ensure that all agencies and personnel involved in the FSC approval and renewal process have the required competence to carry out the process effectively, it is necessary to develop a suitable training and assessment system for FSOs. This should not only cater to the members of the Fire Service but also to supporting agencies which include Fire Safety Officers, licensed agencies, etc, who form an important part of the process.
The process flow for the enrolment of Fire Safety Officer (FSO) in the FIRE SAFETY COP portal essentially is divided into 3 parts.
Any applicant who is applying for the first time in the FSO training portal shall do the basic registration. After submission of basic details, the applicant has to upload the documents pertaining to ID, Address proof and Education qualification details. Once all documents are uploaded, the applicant has to select the appropriate training slot and has to pay the prescribed application fee. After payment of application fees, the applicant will be called for physical verification of original documents at designated training centre. If all the documents are found appropriate, then the applicant will be asked to pay the training course fee through online mode of payment. Once the course fee is paid, the applicant will get the admission letter for attending the course. The detailed user manual for FSO Training Portal is available on URL https://fso.gujfiresafetycop.in
For renewal of enrolment, applicant has to undergo a refresher training at the designated training center. After refresher course, an online exam shall be conducted for evaluation of the competency of FSO. If the FSO clears the exam, the enrolment of FSO shall be extended for a further period of time.
For upgradation of FSO enrolment, the applicant has to apply afresh in the higher version of the course. For example, FSO of General category can apply for the course of FSO advance and Specialist if he/she meets the prescribed qualifying criteria.