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.

NFA CEO John O’Connor thanked Fortitude Valley Rotary Club for their timely donation of the equipment.

“The equipment will greatly assist NFA in its firefighting operations as such equipment is very important for effective aggressive firefighting.

Mr O’Connor said the equipment which includes the breathing apparatus and cylinders will be dispatched to all the fire stations to boost firefighting capability in all our stations.



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.


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.

In Tavua, quick action by the NFA Tavua fire team last night averted a major fire incident at Ralulu Street in Tavua town.

At 2211hrs, NFA Tavua firefighters responded to a fire call at Ralulu Street in Tavua and upon arrival at 2213hrs , the fire team saw smoke coming out from one of the bedroom.

Fire team entered the house after gaining entry from the front door


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.

It is very important that you are well equipped with the right competencies, skills and knowledge to enable you to carry out your role as a fire investigator.

“We are very fortunate to have this partnership arrangement with the Country Fire Authority of


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.

Firefighters used deliveries of water from the fire trucks and fire hydrant to extinguish the fire within the flat and stopped the fire from spreading to other four flats in the same barrack.

Further, at 0727hrs this morning, the NFA Nausori fire team received another fire emergency call that a property at Davuilevu Housing was on fire.

The Nausori and Valelevu fire teams responded immediately and when they arrived they saw that the property (corrugated iron and timber lean-to house) was fully engulfed with flames and the fire had started to spread to a nearby property.

The fire


National Fire Authority (NFA) received eight fire trucks from the Government of Fiji today at the NFA Headquarters in Walu Bay, Suva today.

NFA Board Chairman Commander Francis Kean on behalf of the Government handed the keys of the eight fire trucks purchased from the Country Fire Authority of Victoria, Australia to the NFA CEO John O’Connor.

Commander Kean said the NFA is overwhelmed with the support of the Government which has enabled the NFA to purchase the fire trucks.

“This is a milestone for the National Fire Authority as it builds up capacity and capability for the effective delivery of its services to the people of this nation.

Commander Kean said that with Government’s endorsement of the necessary Reforms that will align the Fire Service to Government’s development plans for economic growth, one of the fundamental enablers is the need to increase and improve NFA's vehicle fleet.

“Government is always on


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.

Fire Team used deliveries of water to extinguish the fire and stopped it from spreading to the nearby houses in the area.

Four fire trucks were engaged, three from the Nadi fire station and one from the Lautoka fire station to extinguish the fire.

NFA CEO John O’Connor is reminding members of the community and home owners to be mindful of fire safety all the time.

“It is very important that before going to bed family members must be mindful of fire safety such as checking the possible fire ignition sources at home like the


The National Fire Authority (NFA) is advising the members of the community on the importance of fire safety with the use of laptops at home.

Laptops are now one of the most commonly used electrical device at home. It is very important that you are always mindful of fire safety when using such electrical device.

The use of an electrical device like a laptop which uses power to operate is dangerous if an extra care is not taken. Some people have this habit of using the laptop at the comfort of their bed and sofa which is a dangerous thing to do especially when your laptop is being charged at the same time.

NFA is advising the members of the community to be mindful of fire safety when using laptop at home and they must ensure not to use the laptop in bed or the sofa if you know that you will use the laptop for a prolong time.

Laptop fire safety tips:

  • Always

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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