• 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.

Electric Iron Safety

National Fire Authority (NFA) is requesting members of the community to be mindful of fire safety with the use of electrical equipment like iron to stop any fire risk in your home.

Electric irons are high-wattage devices which draws a lot of power from the circuit. Do not operate any other high-wattage devices on the same circuit as the iron. If you use an extension cord, make sure that it is rated for the same or higher amperage as the iron. Amperage information can be found in the operating manual of the iron. Always turn the iron off or to its lowest setting before plugging it in or out of an outlet. Never pull the cord to unplug an iron, always grasp the plug and pull it out.

Beyond the Call of Duty

National Fire Authority (NFA) firefighters are working with the NDMO to clean up flooded homes in villages and settlements and also the Navua Hospital, Navua Market and Navua Town and the homes in Qauia and Sawani that were badly affected by the Flood in the Central/Eastern Division.

NFA CEO John O’Connor in his evening briefing thanked all firefighters for their effort in effective evacuation and rescue during the peak of the flooding and also for their speedy response in assisting affected members of the community in cleaning their properties so their lives could return back to normal.

He reiterated that as an emergency response agency, NFA would be more involved during disasters in responding to the need of the community and likewise after the disaster in assisting members of the community.

FIRE SAFETY

The National Fire Authority (NFA) is reminding members of the community to be mindful of fire safety with the current rainy weather conditions and the aftermath of the flooding.

Yesterday afternoon, NFA attended to a fire incident at Rifle Range in Lautoka which partly damaged a three bedroom corrugated iron and timber house leaving two families homeless.

At 1127hrs, NFA received the fire emergency call and immediately responded to the fire call. Upon arrival at 1132hrs, the fire team saw the house fully engulfed in flames.

Firefighters used deliveries of water to extinguish the fire and stopped it from spreading to nearby homes. No one was at home at the time of the fire incident.Firefighters saved one bedroom and the porch area of the three bedroom house structure. NFA CEO John O’Connor is advising members of the community to take extra care and be mindful of fire safety while using candles, kerosene lanterns and during cooking.

NFA averted major fire in Suva

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.

NFA averted major fire disaster in Suva

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.

PROPERTY FIRES 2017

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The National Fire Authority (NFA) is calling for the support of the members of the community to reduce property fires in 2018.

Last year, NFA attended 150 property fires which is a great concern to NFA.

Of the total number of 330 property fire calls attended to last year by the NFA around the country, there were 150 property fires of which 132 were home fires, 17 commercial fires and one industrial fire incident.

NFA Attends Nakasi House Fire

National Fire Authority (NFA) attended to a house fire incident at Matana Street in Nakasi this afternoon.

At 12.51pm, Nausori Fire Station received a fire emergency call and immediately responded. Upon arrival at 1.00pm, the Fire Team saw the corrugated iron and timber structured house fully engulfed in flames.

The Fire Team used water from the fire trucks and also used the fire hydrant in the area to extinguish the fire.

Four fire trucks, two from Nausori and a fire truck each from Suva and Valelevu Fire Stations were engaged to put out the fire.

NFA Attends 10 Miles House Fire

National Fire Authority (NFA) attended to a house fire incident at Waidamudamu Settlement in 10 Miles this morning.

At 9.25am, Nausori Fire Station received a fire emergency call and immediately responded.

Upon arrival at 9.32am, the Fire Team saw the corrugated iron and wooden structured house fully engulfed in flames.

The Fire Team used water from the fire trucks and also used the fire hydrant in the area to extinguish the fire.

NFA attends Lautoka school fire

National Fire Authority (NFA) attended to a fire incident in Lautoka last night

At 7.10pm, Lautoka Fire Station received a fire emergency call at the Ami Chandra Primary School and immediately responded.

Upon arrival at 7.19pm, the Fire Team saw the middle section of the building which consists of library, storeroom and classrooms fully engulfed in flames.

The Fire Team used water from the fire trucks and also used fire hydrant in the area to extinguish the fire.

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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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