The National Fire Authority develops and delivers a range of community safety initiatives and prevention programs in order to educate people and communities on the prevention of potential fire hazards or minimizing the devastating impact of fires which will avoid unnecessary loss of homes, basic necessities and safety of human life.

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.

“The citizens of this country will always look up to you for unrelentness commitment to duty at all the times.

“The Government is committed to ensuring that all Fijians have accessible to an effective and efficient service and the NFA is on the path to implementing the necessary strategies to ensure that we deliver these services on behalf of the


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


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.

The NFA Control Room received a fire call at 2152hrs stating that MH Superfresh Supermarket was on fire and flames and smoke could be seen coming out from the roof of the supermarket.

The fire teams from Suva and Valelevu Fire Stations responded to the fire call and were at the scene at 2158hrs. When the team arrived they could see the smoke and flames coming out of the kitchen and the food court area.

Teams from Nausori and Navua were also summoned to start moving closer to the scene in case their support was needed.

The fire teams aggressively fought the fire by entering the building using breathing


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.

Mr O’Connor thanked all the firefighters in all the Division for being ready and responding to the call of duty. He


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.

Candle fire safety tips:

  • Blow out candles when you leave the room or go to bed. Avoid the use of candles in the bedroom and other areas where you and your family may fall asleep.
  • Keep candles away from anything that can burn like curtains, settees, near beddings and any other clothing materials which can easily catch fire.
  • Use candle holders that are metallic and sturdy and won’t tip over easily.
  • Light candles carefully. Keep your hair and any loose clothing away from the flame.
  • Don’t burn a candle all the way down – put it out before it gets too close to the holder or container.

Never leave a child alone in a room with a burning candle. Keep matches and lighters up high and out of children’s reach


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.

Electric Iron fire safety tips:

Proper Use

  • Always use an electric iron on an ironing board.
  • Never attempt to iron or stream fabrics while they are

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.

Outlined below are some fire safety tips in the business and workplaces that would prevent a fire from occurring.

Here are some fire safety tips:

  • Ensure that all electrical appliances like office computers, photocopy machine, kettle, microwave and etc are switched off properly after use and more importantly before you leave the office.
  • Employees, OHS representatives or appointed Fire Wardens must

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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