• 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.

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.

MH Fire Contained

The National Fire Authority (NFA) firefighters bravery contained the fire last night at the MH Supermarket in Nabua.

NFA received the fire emergency call at 1712hrs and immediately responded to the fire call.

New Recruits marched into Camp

Thirty-five new recruits marched into camp on Saturday at the Fiji Naval Base in Togalevu for the firefighter recruit training.

The new recruits will graduate as probation firefighters to be posted to the fire stations around the country after the completion of their training.

NFA joined hands with Maritime industries

The National Fire Authority (NFA) was among the many stakeholders who took part in the Maritime Day at the Suva City Council foreshore on Wednesday, September 23.

NFA officers engaged in various programs organized by the organizers of the Maritime Day which also included a sea rescue.

The Maritime Day ended with a rescue drill involving the NFA, Fiji Navy, Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji and Saint John Ambulance where they performed a sea rescue scenario.

Government funded new vehicles for NFA

The Minister for Local Government, Housing, Environment, Infrastructure and Transport Honourable Parveen Bala handed over a brand new combined aerial platform (ladder fire truck) and two new ambulances to the National Fire Authority (NFA) at a ceremony held at the NFA Head Quarters in Walu Bay, Suva today.

Fire at Atlas Warehouse

Aggressive firefighting by the National Fire Authority (NFA) firefighters prevented a major fire disaster from happening at the Vatuwaqa industrial area in Suva this morning.

At 0744hrs, NFA Suva responded to a rubbish fire call at the Vatuwaqa Industrial area. However, upon arrival at the site, the fire crews could not find any rubbish fire, but found smoke coming out at the back of a warehouse.

The team then called for support and was supported by teams from Suva and Valelevu Fire Stations. The teams cut through the roller doors and found the inside of the warehouse fully engulfed in flames. Six fire trucks, five from Suva Fire Station and one from the Valelevu Fire Station were engaged to contain the fire.

Atalifo ready to be a Flying Fijian at the RWC

Prop Leeroy Atalifo has vowed to make Fiji and the National Fire Authority (NFA) proud at the Rugby World Cup next month in England.

The 27-year-old was farewell by colleagues and staff of the NFA in Walu Bay, Suva yesterday.

“I’m ready to play for my country and it’s a proud moment for me to get this farewell from my NFA colleagues,” Atalifo said. “I’m deeply touched by this farewell ahead of the RWC.

“Being a firefighter helped me a lot to discipline myself and also assisted greatly in the improvement of my fitness level which has resulted in my selection to represent the country at the RWC,” Atalifo said. “This is going to be a huge milestone for me and I will cherish it for a long time.

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.”



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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