• 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.

The U.S. Embassy thanked firefighters

The National Fire Authority (NFA) firefighters were presented with the certificate of appreciation by the American Embassy in Fiji at the NFA headquarters in Suva on Friday.

The certificate was presented by the American Embassy Regional Security Officer in Suva, Mr. Joseph Brooks on behalf of the U.S. Ambassador Judith Cefkin.

NFA attends RC Manubhai Fire

Quick action by the National Fire Authority (NFA) firefighters averted a major fire disaster at RC Manubhai in Raiwaqa, Suva last night.

At 2307hrs, NFA Suva received a fire emergency call and immediately responded to the fire call. Upon arrival at 2318hrs, the Fire Team saw the RC Manubhai Service Centre at Level 1 on fire.

The Fire Team extinguished the fire and stopped the fire from completely destroying the Service Centre and spreading to the other parts of the RC Manubhai building.

NFA Attend RAR

The National Fire Authority (NFA) attended to a Road Accident Rescue (RAR) at the Walu Bay round-a-bout in Suva this afternoon and safely rescued a man who was trapped inside a car.

At 1548hrs, NFA Suva received a RAR call and immediately responded to the call. Upon arrival at 1550hrs, the NFA Rescue Team saw that a 20-foot container had fallen on the car and a man was trapped inside the car.

NFA Received Seven Fire Trucks

The National Fire Authority (NFA) received seven fire trucks from the Minister for Local Government, Housing, Environment, Infrastructure and Transport Honourable Parveen Kumar Bala during a handing over ceremony at the NFA Head Quarters in Suva today.

The seven fire trucks were purchased from the Country Fire Authority of Victoria, Australia following the Government’s $400,000 grant allocations to the NFA for the purchase of second hand fire trucks to adequately resource the 17 Fire Stations around the country and $200,000 for the purchase of specialized equipment.

Cyclone fire safety

The National Fire Authority (NFA) advises home owners to be mindful of fire safety following the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Winston.

Electrical problems, use of candles, kerosene lanterns, mosquito coils, etc can lead to a major fire at home. Home owners are advised to take extra care to ensure their home is fire safe.

Rescue training a great success

The National Fire Authority (NFA) completed the Rescue Techniques Follow-Up training for the firefighters at the NFA headquarters in Suva today.

Seventeen firefighters were handed their certificates for completing the three days of training.

Rescue Techniques Follow-UP Training for firefighters

The National Fire Authority (NFA) commenced the Rescue Techniques follow-up training for the firefighters at the NFA headquarters in Suva today.

The training is organized by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and will be conducted by the Osaka Fire Department and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Kansai Training Centre officials.

NFA attends Labasa fire

The National Fire Authority (NFA) attended to a house fire incident this morning at Lovelove Bulileka, Labasa which destroyed a five bedroom wooden house, leaving seven people homeless.

At 0514hrs, NFA Labasa received the fire emergency call and immediately responded to the fire call.

Upon arrival at 0525hrs, Fire Team saw the house fully engulfed in flames.

Firefighters used deliveries of water from the fire trucks to extinguish the fire.

NFA farewells CEO

The National Fire Authority (NFA) farewelled its Chief Executive Officer John O’Connor during a farewell ceremony held at the NFA Headquarters in Suva today.


Thirty-five firefighters passed-out at Royal Fiji Navy’s Naval base in Togalevu today after completing 10 weeks of firefighter training.

Chief Guest Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation and Acting Minister for Local Government, Housing & Environment, Infrastructure, Transport Honourable Rosy Akbar congratulated the new recruits for successfully completing the ten weeks firefighter training.



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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