• 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.

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.

New Korovou Fire Station

Minister for Local Government, Housing and Environment Honourable Parveen Kumar Bala officiated as the Chief Guest during the ground breaking ceremony of the construction of the new Korovou Fire Station which is located adjacent to the existing Korovou Fulton Hogan Highways Depot in Korovou.

Honourable Mr Bala said it was the milestone and proud moment for him to officiate at the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of the new Korovou Fire Station.

New Fire Station for Savusavu

A new fire station will be opened soon in Savusavu following the ground breaking ceremony of the new Savusavu Fire Station by the Minister for Local Government, Housing and Environment, Honourable Parveen Kumar Bala on January 30.

The new fire station is located opposite the Ratu Ganilau Park in Savusavu.

NFA works towards fire reduction in 2015

The National Fire Authority (NFA) is urging the members of the community to change their mindset and attitude towards fire safety and support NFA in reducing the number of fire incidents in 2015.

In spite of NFA conducting more awareness programs and getting more trucks in 2014, NFA has attended to 140 structural fires last year when compared to 120 in 2013.

“This huge increase in the number of structural fires in 2014 is a great concerned. This year NFA has set its focus in reducing the number of structural fires and in order to achieve this ambitious target, we need the support of the members of the community,” NFA CEO John O’Connor said.

NFA gets new Scania Fire Truck

The National Fire Authority (NFA) received a new Scania Multipurpose Fire Truck from the Minister for Local Government, Housing and Environment Parveen Kumar at the NFA Headquarters in Suva today.

The Scania Fire Truck being the first Fire Truck of this type purchased by the NFA was handed over to the NFA during the handing over ceremony.

Speaking at the handing over ceremony, Minister for Local Government, Housing and Environment Parveen Kumar said he is delighted to hand over the specialized Scania Multipurpose Fire Trucks to the National Fire Authority.

“The purchase of the Multipurpose Fire Trucks is an important Government funded project for the people of this nation.

Minister visits NFA

Minister for Local Government, Urban Development, Housing and Environment, Honourable Praveen Kumar, visited the National Fire Authority (NFA) today.

The Minister visited the NFA Headquarters at Walu Bay, Suva and met with the NFA Board, Management and the Staff.

Laptop Fire Safety

The National Fire Authority (NFA) is advising the members of the community on the importance of fire safety with the use of laptops at home.

Laptops are now one of the most commonly used electrical device at home. It is very important that you are always mindful of fire safety when using such electrical device.

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Highlights

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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