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The National Fire Authority (NFA) attended to a fire incident at Happy Garden Restaurant in Nabua, Suva last night.

At 2019hrs, Suva Fire Station received a fire call and immediately responded to the call. Upon arrival at 2024hrs, the Fire Team saw the restaurant on fire. The Fire Team used deliveries of water from the fire trucks to extinguish the fire and stopped the fire from completely destroying the restaurant and nearby buildings.

Three fire trucks were engaged to put out the fire. NFA investigation is underway to determine the cause of the fire.

National Fire Authority (NFA) is having a busy weekend around the country as the Firefighters are currently battling out three property fires along with flood rescue operations this afternoon.

Property fires

NFA averted a potential fire disaster in Walu Bay this afternoon following a major fire incident at Argo Street Walu Bay that completely destroyed the MH Warehouse and Carpenters Administration Building and injured one of the workers. Suva Fire Station was informed of a fire by the security officer of MH at 12.57pm. The security officer ran to the Suva Fire Station and informed the Firefighters that a fire had occurred in the building.

The Suva Fire Station Fire Team was immediately dispatched to the fire scene and upon arrival within seconds, the Suva Fire Team saw thick black smoke and fire deep inside the double storey concrete MH building and it was fast spreading. The Suva team immediately

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The National Fire Authority (NFA) held its graduation ceremony for the 34 new firefighter recruits at the RFNS Viti, Navy Training Base in Togalevu today.
Minister for Local Government, Housing, Environment, Infrastructure and Transport Honourable Parveen Bala who was the chief guest at the event congratulated the new firefighter recruits and welcomed them into the NFA.

“The NFA plays an important role in the country and today you marched out as learned and qualified firefighters ready to serve the country.

“The NFA is an essential service and an important arm of Government because it is an emergency response organization that deals with people and their livelihood.

“Also of paramount importance to Government is the NFA’s role in the early mitigation of fires that threaten to destroy the economic infrastructure and investments that the Bainimarama Government has worked so hard to nurture, grow and safeguard against preventable

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National Fire Authority (NFA) firefighters are engaged in the rehabilitation works on Kadavu following the devastation caused by the Tropical Cyclone Keni last week. A five member team of firefighters from the Suva Fire Station were sent to Kadavu last week Friday and are working with National Disaster Management Office to carry out the rehabilitation works on the island which involved cleaning of the houses, schools and removing of debris from the properties following the impact of the Tropical Cyclone Keni that resulted in heavy flooding and infrastructural damages. NFA ACEO Mileta Seniroqa acknowledged the team’s contribution and good team effort so far with the NDMO team in Kadavu. The team has helped clean up a number of schools, roads and homes on the island since Saturday which required extensive cleaning to be done as debris and flood waters had entered the properties. “The team is also assisting in clearing up the roads and grounds to restore

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National Fire Authority (NFA) received a boost to its ambulance equipment after Queensland Ambulance Services through the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) donated ambulance equipment to NFA at Valelevu Fire Station today.

The equipment worth $10,000, will be used to equip NFA’s ambulances.

NFA acting chief executive officer Mileta Seniroqa while receiving the equipment said they are happy to receive the equipment which will boost NFA’s ambulance service delivery.

“The equipment, comprising of scoop stretchers, neck braces, backboards as well as used fire tunics, will greatly assist us in the efficient delivery of ambulance services to the public.

“We really appreciate this support by Queensland Ambulance Services to equip NFA and we are very grateful to them for considering Fiji’s Fire Service in the distribution of its donations around the Pacific region,” Mrs Seniroqa said.

“The NFA is

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National Fire Authority (NFA) firefighters averted a major fire disaster last week Friday at MaxValu supermarket.

While going pass the area at about 5pm, two senior fire officers Acting Divisional Fire Officer Fire Safety Roveen Kumar and Leading Firefighter Tomasi Tuilevu sighted the fire at MaxValu supermarket rubbish dump area and quickly put out the fire using fire extinguishers and fire hose reel within the supermarket. Chief Fire Officer Mr. Qionilau Moceitai commended the quick action of the two senior fire officers for putting out the fire.

“Their quick action prevented the fire from spreading into the MaxValu supermarket. This could have been a major fire disaster in Valelevu amid the busy Friday afternoon shopping period as many customers were inside the building.

Meanwhile, Mr. Moceitai is also reminding all business owners to be mindful of fire safety at all times.

“Fire has catastrophic effects that can easily destroy

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Honorable Prime Minister and Minister for iTaukei Affairs, Sugar Industry and Foreign Affairs Rear Admiral Josaia Voreqe Bainimaramaannounced the implementation of the Job Evaluation and Salary increments for the Staff of the National Fire Authority during a special announcement at the Korovou Fire Station today.

As a result of the Job Evaluation, the 436 staff of the National Fire Authority will be awarded an increase in their base salaries. This primarily involves an overall average increase of 21% and brings the salaries of the Firefighters in alignment to their redefined roles and responsibilities.

Honourable Bainimarama said he is delighted to be at the Korovou Fire Station to announce the implementation of the first ever Job Evaluation of all the positions in the National Fire Authority.

“I firmly believe that National Fire Authority’s greatest asset is its people and it is important that we value our workers as best as possible and

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Whether it’s putting out fires, responding to emergencies or rescuing people, National Fire Authority (NFA) Firefighters like all fire fighters around the world are dedicating their lives to help the communities in every possible way. This year on International Firefighters Day, National Fire Authority acknowledged all Firefighters in Fiji, in the Pacific and around the world for their contribution to their crucial role as emergency responders. Acting Chief Executive Officer – Mileta Seniroqa thanked all Firefighters for their tremendous effort each time to keep communities safe. She said she is proud of all the 501 Firefighters around the country who are always ready to serve their people. She also acknowledged all Firefighters around the world who have fallen or been injured during their duty. While NFA celebrated this day, they also celebrate the life of every person in the emergency service career who has given their time to keep communities and families safe. NFA

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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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