• 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.

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.

Firefighters saved restaurant in Suva

The National Fire Authority (NFA) last night averted a large disaster in an important landmark in Tamavua when aggressive firefighting from the firefighters contained a fire in the kitchen of the food outlet and prevented the fire from spreading to the MH Superfresh Supermarket, the MH Bakery, the liquor outlet and other business in the premises.

NFA NEW RECRUITS PASS-OUT

Thirty-five firefighter recruits pass-out at Royal Fiji Navy’s Naval base in Togalevu today after completing eight weeks training.

NFA Board Chairman Commander Francis Kean who was the chief guest at the pass-out parade congratulated all the recruits for successfully completing the relevant indoctrination training.

Commander Kean said that the firefighting service is an important agency in our country and the new recruits are in the business of protecting properties and saving lives.

“The risks associated with a firefighting career are demanding and challenging.

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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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