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The National Fire Authority (NFA) attended to a Road Accident Rescue (RAR) at the Walu Bay round-a-bout in Suva this afternoon and safely rescued a man who was trapped inside a car.

At 1548hrs, NFA Suva received a RAR call and immediately responded to the call. Upon arrival at 1550hrs, the NFA Rescue Team saw that a 20-foot container had fallen on the car and a man was trapped inside the car.

With the assistance of a semi-trailer side lifter, Firefighters managed to free the vehicle from beneath the container and quickly got to work with the use of hydraulic rescue equipment to extricate the vehicle and safely rescue the man out of the vehicle. The man was then transported to the hospital in NFA's Ambulance.

The National Fire Authority (NFA) attended to a house fire this morning at Temple Road Velovelo, Lautoka which destroyed a three bedroom concrete house, resulting in the death of a 38-year-old man.

At 2.24am, NFA Lautoka received a fire call and immediately responded with two fire appliances. Upon arrival at 2.30am, the house was found fully engulfed in flames. The Fire Crews utilized water line deliveries from the two fire trucks to extinguish the fire.

The house belonged to two brothers who were both asleep at the time of the fire. The elder brother was alerted by smell of smoke and heat but unfortunately the younger brother was trapped in his bedroom.

The Fire Crews saved adjacent houses. NFA investigations are underway to determine the cause of the fire.

Quick action by the National Fire Authority (NFA) firefighters averted a major fire disaster at RC Manubhai in Raiwaqa, Suva last night.

At 2307hrs, NFA Suva received a fire emergency call and immediately responded to the fire call. Upon arrival at 2318hrs, the Fire Team saw the RC Manubhai Service Centre at Level 1 on fire.

The Fire Team extinguished the fire and stopped the fire from completely destroying the Service Centre and spreading to the other parts of the RC Manubhai building.

The RC Manubhai Service Centre was partially damaged. NFA investigation is underway to determine the cause of the fire.

Chief Fire Officer Qionilau Moceitai thanked the caller for the early call to the NFA.

“Early fire call is very important and we thank the caller for the quick call which enabled a faster response from the Fire Team to put out the fire quickly.

The 2016 Career Firefighters recruitment started at the NFA headquarters in Suva yesterday.

Ninety-three shortlisted applicants are taking part in the physical tests and interview before final selection is made for the Career Firefighters training.

 


The National Fire Authority (NFA) firefighters were presented with the certificate of appreciation by the American Embassy in Fiji at the NFA headquarters in Suva on Friday.

The certificate was presented by the American Embassy Regional Security Officer in Suva, Mr. Joseph Brooks on behalf of the U.S. Ambassador Judith Cefkin.

While presenting the certificate to the firefighters, Mr. Brooks conveyed the sincere appreciation of the Ambassador to the firefighters in recognition of their hardwork and service to the community, her praise for the progress the NFA has made in its service delivery and her wishes of success to the firefighters.

In September last year, NFA Suva Fire Team attended to the fire at the American Ambassador’s residence and quickly put out the fire that started in the kitchen area, saving the Ambassador’s residence.

While receiving the certificate with the firefighters that attended the fire call on that day,

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Fiji’s Ambassador to Indonesia His Excellency Ratu Seremaia Tui Cavuilati visited the National Fire Authority (NFA) Headquarters this morning. Mr Cavuilati was well received by the NFA Chief Fire Officer Qionilau Moceitai as they discussed some key issues.

Mr Cavuilati was hosted to a tea following the meeting.

The National Fire Authority (NFA) attended to a house fire incident at Low Cost housing in Votualevu, Nadi this afternoon.

Nadi Fire Station received a fire emergency call at 1342hrs and immediately responded to the fire call. Upon arrival at 1354hrs, the Fire Team saw the double storey flat on fire.

Firefighters used water from the fire trucks to extinguish the fire. Fire destroyed top flat while the bottom flat was partially damaged.

The fire also threatened adjacent flats but this was prevented as the fire was brought under control.

No one was injured. NFA investigations are underway to determine the cause of the fire.


The National Fire Authority (NFA) attended to the Seaqaqa Post Office fire last night.

At 1827hrs, Labasa Fire Station received a fire call and immediately responded. Upon arrival at 1900hrs, the Fire Team saw the Seaqaqa Post Office fully engulfed in flames. The Fire Team used water from the fire truck and also sourced water from the fire hydrant in the area to extinguish the fire.

NFA investigation is underway to determine the cause of the fire.

Meanwhile, Rakiraki Fire Station Fire Team extinguished a lean-to corrugated iron and timber structured house fire at Vatukacevaceva in Rakiraki last night.

Rakiraki Fire Station received a fire emergency call at 2057hrs and immediately responded to the fire all. Upon arrival at 2108hrs, The Fire Team saw the house fully engulfed in flames.

Fire Team extinguished the fire and stopped it from spreading to the nearby houses in the area.

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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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