• Have plenty of deep, large ashtrays or ones with large sides so as cigarettes or pipes cannot fall out.
  • SMOKE from fire is toxic, only early warning can help give your family vital time to escape a smoke filled room.
  • Know two safe routes out of every room.
  • Make sure that windows and doors can quickly open if and when required.
  • Every home and workplace should have a fire escape plan and remember to regularly practice your escape plan.

MH Fire Contained

The National Fire Authority (NFA) firefighters bravery contained the fire last night at the MH Supermarket in Nabua.

NFA received the fire emergency call at 1712hrs and immediately responded to the fire call.

New Recruits marched into Camp

Thirty-five new recruits marched into camp on Saturday at the Fiji Naval Base in Togalevu for the firefighter recruit training.

The new recruits will graduate as probation firefighters to be posted to the fire stations around the country after the completion of their training.

NFA joined hands with Maritime industries

The National Fire Authority (NFA) was among the many stakeholders who took part in the Maritime Day at the Suva City Council foreshore on Wednesday, September 23.

NFA officers engaged in various programs organized by the organizers of the Maritime Day which also included a sea rescue.

The Maritime Day ended with a rescue drill involving the NFA, Fiji Navy, Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji and Saint John Ambulance where they performed a sea rescue scenario.

Government funded new vehicles for NFA

The Minister for Local Government, Housing, Environment, Infrastructure and Transport Honourable Parveen Bala handed over a brand new combined aerial platform (ladder fire truck) and two new ambulances to the National Fire Authority (NFA) at a ceremony held at the NFA Head Quarters in Walu Bay, Suva today.

Fire at Atlas Warehouse

Aggressive firefighting by the National Fire Authority (NFA) firefighters prevented a major fire disaster from happening at the Vatuwaqa industrial area in Suva this morning.

At 0744hrs, NFA Suva responded to a rubbish fire call at the Vatuwaqa Industrial area. However, upon arrival at the site, the fire crews could not find any rubbish fire, but found smoke coming out at the back of a warehouse.

The team then called for support and was supported by teams from Suva and Valelevu Fire Stations. The teams cut through the roller doors and found the inside of the warehouse fully engulfed in flames. Six fire trucks, five from Suva Fire Station and one from the Valelevu Fire Station were engaged to contain the fire.

Atalifo ready to be a Flying Fijian at the RWC

Prop Leeroy Atalifo has vowed to make Fiji and the National Fire Authority (NFA) proud at the Rugby World Cup next month in England.

The 27-year-old was farewell by colleagues and staff of the NFA in Walu Bay, Suva yesterday.

“I’m ready to play for my country and it’s a proud moment for me to get this farewell from my NFA colleagues,” Atalifo said. “I’m deeply touched by this farewell ahead of the RWC.

“Being a firefighter helped me a lot to discipline myself and also assisted greatly in the improvement of my fitness level which has resulted in my selection to represent the country at the RWC,” Atalifo said. “This is going to be a huge milestone for me and I will cherish it for a long time.

Proud moment for Fire Fighter Shayal Jee

IT was a proud moment for Labasa firefighter Shayal Jee as she was confirmed to the rank of a firefighter during the firefighter induction ceremony at the Labasa Fire Station on July 6.

Shayal is the first Indian decent female firefighter in NFA.

“I’m proud for this confirmation in my firefighting career,” Ms Jee said.

“It was my dream to become a firefighter and I’m looking forward to excel further in my firefighting career and make the NFA and the country proud.”

Fire to the Rescue

It was a bizarre rescue by the team of Taveuni firefighters on May 31 as they assisted the Police to catch a thief who stole the money and valuable items belonging to a woman.

Taveuni Fire Station Acting Officer-in-Charge Kaiava Francis said they are proud to assist their community.

“We were doing our night patrol in the area when we came across a man who was acting strangely to us as he was coming from the Aroha Taveuni Beach Front hotel.

Management workshop at the HQ

Heads of the National Fire Authority (NFA) are attending the two day management workshop at the NFA Training Room in Suva.

This is the first management workshop in 2015 which also engaged in guest speakers from the public and private sector speaking on key topics on their area of expertise.

The two day workshop ends today.

New fire station for Korolevu

Minister for Local Government, Housing and Environment, Honourable Parveen Kumar Bala officiated as the chief guest during the National Fire Authority (NFA) ground breaking ceremony for the new Korolevu Fire Station today.

Honourable Mr Bala during his address said the new fire station in Korolevu was an important development in Korolevu.

“The Government firmly believes that fire and other emergency management services should be easily accessible to all Fijians and this fire station will enhance the provisions of such services to all Fijians in this area.



National Fire Authority (NFA) and the Volunteer First Responder (VFR) volunteers from Suva conducted mock basic rescue drills at the Lomary Secondary School along the Queens Highway on Friday, April 12.

NFA Pacific Harbour personal conducted a mock drill on vertical rope rescue simulating a victim requiring immobilization and rescue.

National Fire Authority (NFA) is reiterating its call for home owners to ensure that they supervise their children all the time at home.

Eleven members of a family in Yalalevu, Ba are now homeless after a fire which started as a result of children playing with matches completely destroyed the four bedroom corrugated iron and wooden structured house.

NFA Ba received the fire emergency call at 1455hrs and immediately responded to the fire emergency call. Upon arrival at 1458hrs, the fire team saw the house fully engulfed with flames.

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