• 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.

Major fire averted in MaxValu Valelevu

National Fire Authority (NFA) firefighters averted a major fire disaster last week Friday at MaxValu supermarket.

While going pass the area at about 5pm, two senior fire officers Acting Divisional Fire Officer Fire Safety Roveen Kumar and Leading Firefighter Tomasi Tuilevu sighted the fire at MaxValu supermarket rubbish dump area and quickly put out the fire using fire extinguishers and fire hose reel within the supermarket. Chief Fire Officer Mr. Qionilau Moceitai commended the quick action of the two senior fire officers for putting out the fire.

NFA helping hand on Kadavu

National Fire Authority (NFA) firefighters are engaged in the rehabilitation works on Kadavu following the devastation caused by the Tropical Cyclone Keni last week.

A five member team of firefighters from the Suva Fire Station were sent to Kadavu last week Friday and are working with National Disaster Management Office to carry out the rehabilitation works on the island which involved cleaning of the houses, schools and removing of debris from the properties following the impact of the Tropical Cyclone Keni that resulted in heavy flooding and infrastructural damages.

NFA battles property fires and floods around the country

National Fire Authority (NFA) is having a busy weekend around the country as the Firefighters are currently battling out three property fires along with flood rescue operations this afternoon.

Property fires

NFA averted a potential fire disaster in Walu Bay this afternoon following a major fire incident at Argo Street Walu Bay that completely destroyed the MH Warehouse and Carpenters Administration Building and injured one of the workers. Suva Fire Station was informed of a fire by the security officer of MH at 12.57pm. The security officer ran to the Suva Fire Station and informed the Firefighters that a fire had occurred in the building.

Prime Minister announced implementation of the Job Evaluation and Salary increments for the Staff of the National Fire Authority

Honorable Prime Minister and Minister for iTaukei Affairs, Sugar Industry and Foreign Affairs Rear Admiral Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama announced the implementation of the Job Evaluation and Salary increments for the Staff of the National Fire Authority during a special announcement at the Korovou Fire Station today.

As a result of the Job Evaluation, the 436 staff of the National Fire Authority will be awarded an increase in their base salaries. This primarily involves an overall average increase of 21% and brings the salaries of the Firefighters in alignment to their redefined roles and responsibilities.

NFA EQUIPMENT BOOST

National Fire Authority (NFA) received a boost to its ambulance equipment after Queensland Ambulance Services through the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) donated ambulance equipment to NFA at Valelevu Fire Station today.

The equipment worth $10,000, will be used to equip NFA’s ambulances.

NFA acting chief executive officer Mileta Seniroqa while receiving the equipment said they are happy to receive the equipment which will boost NFA’s ambulance service delivery.

New Recruits Graduate

The National Fire Authority (NFA) held its graduation ceremony for the 34 new firefighter recruits at the RFNS Viti, Navy Training Base in Togalevu today

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Minister for Local Government, Housing, Environment, Infrastructure and Transport Honourable Parveen Bala who was the chief guest at the event congratulated the new firefighter recruits and welcomed them into the NFA.

NFA Attends Restaurant Fire

The National Fire Authority (NFA) attended to a fire incident at Happy Garden Restaurant in Nabua, Suva last night.

At 2019hrs, Suva Fire Station received a fire call and immediately responded to the call. Upon arrival at 2024hrs, the Fire Team saw the restaurant on fire. The Fire Team used deliveries of water from the fire trucks to extinguish the fire and stopped the fire from completely destroying the restaurant and nearby buildings.

NFA attends Seaqaqa Post Office and house fire in Rakiraki

The National Fire Authority (NFA) attended to the Seaqaqa Post Office fire last night.

At 1827hrs, Labasa Fire Station received a fire call and immediately responded. Upon arrival at 1900hrs, the Fire Team saw the Seaqaqa Post Office fully engulfed in flames. The Fire Team used water from the fire truck and also sourced water from the fire hydrant in the area to extinguish the fire.

Fiji Ambassador to Indonesia visits NFA

Fiji’s Ambassador to Indonesia His Excellency Ratu Seremaia Tui Cavuilati visited the National Fire Authority (NFA) Headquarters this morning. Mr Cavuilati was well received by the NFA Chief Fire Officer Qionilau Moceitai as they discussed some key issues.

Firefighters Recruit 2016

The 2016 Career Firefighters recruitment started at the NFA headquarters in Suva yesterday.

Ninety-three shortlisted applicants are taking part in the physical tests and interview before final selection is made for the Career Firefighters training.

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Highlights

National Fire Authority (NFA) attended to a property fire incident at CK Patel building in Jai Hanuman Road in Vatuwaqa, Suva yesterday and saved the CK Patel building from being destroyed in this fire.

At 6.06pm, Suva Fire Station received a fire emergency call and immediately responded.

Upon arrival at 6.14pm, the fire team saw the CK Patel building on fire and found that Surplus Trading Company Limited who was the tenant occupying a portion of the building was fully engulfed in flames.

National Fire Authority (NFA) attended to a fire incident in Raiwai, Suva this afternoon which destroyed two adjoining buildings belonging to Caines Jannif and Tissue Manufacturers respectively.

At 1.56pm, Suva Fire Station received a fire emergency call at Caines Jannif in Raiwai and immediately responded.

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