The National Fire Authority (NFA) advises home owners to be mindful of fire safety following the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Winston.

Electrical problems, use of candles, kerosene lanterns, mosquito coils, etc can lead to a major fire at home. Home owners are advised to take extra care to ensure their home is fire safe.

NFA Chief Fire Officer Qionilau Moceitai said it is very important that home owners are mindful of fire safety whenever they use candles, mosquito coils, kerosene lanterns, etc while there is no electricity at home.

Also home owners must be mindful that they check the electrical wirings for their appliances to ensure there is no damage caused by the cyclone as it can lead to a fire.

Mr Moceitai also advises business owners to conduct fire safety inspections of their properties to minimize the risk of an electrical fire.

Home owners are advised to be mindful of the

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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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The National Fire Authority (NFA) received seven fire trucks from the Minister for Local Government, Housing, Environment, Infrastructure and Transport Honourable Parveen Kumar Bala during a handing over ceremony at the NFA Head Quarters in Suva today.

The seven fire trucks were purchased from the Country Fire Authority of Victoria, Australia following the Government’s $400,000 grant allocations to the NFA for the purchase of second hand fire trucks to adequately resource the 17 Fire Stations around the country and $200,000 for the purchase of specialized equipment.

During his speech at the handing over ceremony, Honourable Bala said that he was happy to hand over the seven fire trucks to the NFA.

“The acquisition of the seven fire trucks will enhance the NFA’s responsiveness to any emergency with a boost in the vehicle capacity in all its Fire Stations.

Along with the fire trucks, CFA has donated

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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 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.

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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