• 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.

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.

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.

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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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