Good afternoon to you all, members of the Media and welcome to the National Fire Authority HQ here in Walu Bay, Suva.

As you are all aware, the National Fire Authority has 21 fire stations located around the country with a vehicle fleet of 89 vehicles and total staffing of 661 personnel.

The NFA is an all-encompassing fire and emergency management service. This means that the National Fire Authority is responsible not only for fire emergency response but also for attending to other emergencies such as road accident rescue, flood and swift water rescue, hazardous material rescue, urban search and rescue, natural disaster rescue and emergency ambulance service, as mandated in the National Fire Service Act, 1994.

This media conference has been organized to enable the NFA to send out advisories and warnings to all members of the general public, especially with the children at home for the school holidays, Christmas in just a few days away and the New Year 2024


The National Fire Authority (NFA) is responsible under the National Fire Service Act, 1994 for the establishment and maintenance of an efficient and effective fire rescue service in Fiji that will protect life, property and economic activities.  

A key element of maintaining efficiency and effectiveness in our service delivery is ensuring that we meet our customer expectations which have changed drastically over the last decade. We, therefore, wish to encourage all our customers to send us their feedback or comments on improvements required for any of the services provided by the National Fire Authority. 

Your valuable customer feedback can be directed through any of the following information portals: 

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National Fire Authority’s Levuka Fire station received a running call at 12.30am about a property fire at the old Levuka Hospital located between the new Levuka Hospital and the hospital mortuary.

 The duty team of four firefighters as well as seven off-duty fire officers arrived at the scene to find the four-room vacant wooden heritage building fully engulfed in flames.

 Using a fire appliance with a 3000-litre tank capacity the crew established 1 delivery of 4 lengths from tank supply to put out the fire and stop it from spreading to the nearby new hospital and mortuary, which were very closely located to the old hospital. 

 Being a wooden building and fanned by a sea breeze, the fire spread rapidly causing the four patients at the new hospital to be evacuated to Levuka Vakaviti Village nearby.

 The fire spread was so rapid and intense that the fire crew focused on containing the fire and preventing its spread to the new hospital and mortuary,


This NOTICE serves to advise all members of the public that the National Fire Authority’s Navua Fire Station has resumed the provision of its emergency services in the main Navua CBD from the following new location:


Navua Fire Station

Lot 27 Naitonitoni Road

(located beside Nand’s Auto parts)


Telephone/Fax: 3460999

For any emergency, please call 910 for Fire Rescue

 Chief Executive Officer

National Fire Authority

Navutulevu Village in Serua Province, almost 42 kilometres east of Sigatoka, has been declared a fire-safe community.

This is after the completion of one-week training for 25 villagers as Community Fire Wardens (CFW) under a programme drawn up and implemented by the National Fire Authority (NFA) for rural and remote communities which fall outside its fire boundaries.

Provincial Administrator Nadroga Navosa Vatia Vasuca officiated at the graduation ceremony last Friday (September 29, 2023) at the village and handed out certificates to the graduates.

“I thank the NFA for this programme because it is very timely, given the recent spate of fires around the country,” he said.

“I want to thank the officers and firefighters who imparted their skills and knowledge and I want to thank the villagers, especially the youth, who took part enthusiastically and took the lessons from this programme really well as we witnessed during the drills this


Here are some important fire safety tips to follow while using mobile phone chargers:

  • Do not place chargers in places that may get very hot and pose a risk of a fire
  • Always follow battery usage, storage and charging guidelines found in the User’s Guide
  • Don’t plug mobile chargers for a prolonged period of time as it can heat up and pose a risk of starting a fire
  • Take out the charger from the powerpoint once your phone is charged to avoid a continued generation of heat and possibility of a fire incident
  • Do not leave charging phones on beds, pillows, mattresses as it can also heat up and pose risk of starting a fire


The National Fire Authority (‘Authority’) hereby informs all business owners and occupiers of commercial and industrial buildings and vessels that annual fire safety inspections are now being conducted for all businesses, whether small, medium or large businesses to determine fire safety compliance under the National Fire Service Act 1994 (‘Act’).

The Authority is mandated under section 11A of the Act to inspect and certify premises to determine compliance with the National Building Code, Health and Safety at Work Act 1996 and any other relevant codes and regulations. Business Premises which do not comply may be issued with non-compliance notices and may be subjected to a notice for closure of its premises should the risk of fire be high due to the non-compliance to fire safety standards.

In the last 5 years, the Authority has attended to 687 structural fires across the country, with the total cost estimated at


Are your children safe at home?

The National Fire Authority is advising parents and guardians to be mindful of their children’s safety while they are home.

It is important parents take the lead role in teaching their children fire safety. There have been previous cases where the lack of supervision of children has caused home fires and our advice to all parents is to look after their children and keep them safe during the holidays.

  • Ensure all matches and lighters are kept away from the reach of children
  • Ensure children do not play in the kitchen or cooking areas.
  • Teach children not to play with electrical switches
  • Supervise children while they play with any

Established by virtue of the National Fire Service Act, 1994 the National Fire Authority assumed responsibilities to provide fire services for the entire nation of Fiji in February 1995.


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Argo Street, Walu Bay, Suva

Phone :

3312 877/3312 145/
3313 419/ 3313 091