• 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.

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.

National Fire Authority receives fire trucks

National Fire Authority (NFA) received eight fire trucks from the Government of Fiji today at the NFA Headquarters in Walu Bay, Suva today.

NFA Board Chairman Commander Francis Kean on behalf of the Government handed the keys of the eight fire trucks purchased from the Country Fire Authority of Victoria, Australia to the NFA CEO John O’Connor.

Fire and Vehicle Investigation Course ends

National Fire Authority (NFA) completed the one week Fire and Vehicle Investigation Course at Novotel Hotel in Lami this afternoon.

Participants from Fiji, Samoa and Solomon Islands attended the course.

Fire Investigation is a specialized field and it is very important that we upskill our people with relevant competencies so they can effectively investigate the causes of fire incidents.

Fire investigation is fundamental to the prevention and reduction of fires and if we identify the correct causes of fires, we can be very strategic in our mitigation strategies and more importantly very specific in our fire safety and community awareness programs and messages.

Rakiraki Fire Station Family Fun Day

Rakiraki Fire Station Family Fun Day was held at the Rakiraki Fire Station on July 12.

NFA CEO John O’Connor, Chief Fire Officer Qionilau Moceitai and Country Fire Authority of Australia Fire Investigation Instructors who are currently conducting the one week NFA Fire Investigation Workshop in Suva attended the Rakiraki Fire Station Family Fun Day.

NFA attended to a house fire in Nadi

National Fire Authority (NFA) attended to a house fire incident at Kerebula Settlement in Nadi this morning which destroyed three flat wooden and concrete structured house leaving three families homeless.

At 0543hrs, NFA Nadi received the fire emergency call and immediately responded to the fire call. Upon arrival at 0549hrs, Fire Team saw the house fully engulfed in flames.

Firefighters respond to two house fires

The National Fire Authority (NFA) attended to two house fire incidents in the last 24 hours.

Last night at 2346hrs, the NFA Valelevu fire team responded to a fire call at Saqali Street in Nadera.

Upon arrival the fire teams saw the last flat of the block of the Housing Authority barracks was engulfed with smoke and flames.

NFA responds to fires and bus accident

National Fire Authority (NFA) attended to three separate house fire incidents from last night.

At Kikau Street in Samabula, Suva today a wooden four flat house was destroyed in a fire.

At 1059hrs, NFA Suva Fire Station responded to the fire call and upon arrival at 1103hrs, the fire team saw the house fully engulfed in flames.

Firefighters used deliveries of water from four fire trucks with the use of a nearby fire hydrant to extinguish the fire.

NFA investigations are underway to determine the cause of the fire.

NFA receive firefighting equipment

National Fire Authority (NFA) received much needed Breathing Apparatus from the Fortitude Valley Rotary Club of Brisbane, Australia today at the NFA Head Quarters in Suva.

Fortitude Valley Rotary Club donated the equipment which included Breathing Apparatus units complete with Masks and oxygen cylinders and spare Masks and Cylinders for NFA's firefighters.

Twenty sets of breathing apparatus, twenty spare masks and forty cylinders were donated by the Fortitude Valley Rotary Club.

Workplace fire safety

In this week’s Sun Shopper, the National Fire Authority (NFA) will focus on the importance of fire safety in businesses and organizations.

In all business and organizations, employees deal with fire ignition sources everyday such as dealing with electrical equipment, electrical installation and other business process and therefore it is very important that extra care is taken all the time to ensure fire safety and to prevent a fire incident from happening in the workplace and in business.

Fire safety

Candles have caused many home fires and it is very important for members of the community and home owners to take extra care with the use of candles at home.

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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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