Vadodara’s Central Fire Station, famously known as Agni Shaman Kendra (Agni Shanti Kendra) was located near sursagar lake. Arvind Rai Keshavlal Vaishnav was the first chief fire officer of the Fire Brigade of Vadodara. The building was inaugurated on 30th March 1953, by the then Prime Minister of Maharashtra, Sutariya. Arvindrai Vaishnav was presented with President’s Medal on 26th January, 1971 for his excellent services to the fire brigade.
The building covered an area of 3600 sq. feet & had capacity to park 8 fire-brigade trucks at ground floor. It also had 1 office, 1 control room and 2 cabins.
The building was earlier 3 floored with a beautiful clock, but in 2013, the top floor was brought down.
In 2017, the entire building was demolished by VMC in order to counter the traffic issues of the area.