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Have you considered formal training in fire safety for yourself and your staff?

There are a range of skills that can be gained through formal training including emergency warden training and use of fire equipment.

NFA can provide training in a number of areas for private industry.

It is vital to train your staff on strategies to follow incase of a fire emergency. It is a vital fraction of the HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK ACT(Training) (pdf 90.4kb) that each employers have to carefully consider.

Commercial Training conducted by NFA include:

Click here to get following 4 Commercial Training Course Outlines

  • Fire Fighting Team

Emergency Procedures: Dangerous Goods Fire, Spills, Leaks

It is important that all staff and visitors in your buildings will know what to do in case of fire or emergency.Below is an outline of emergency procedures for dangerous goods related incidents which can be displayed around your premises.


1. Assist person(s) in immediate danger-ONLY IF SAFE TO DO SO   2. Restrict the danger area(s) ONLY IF SAFE TO DO SO

Form 1 - Application Criteria

Form 2 - Application form for Structural Fire Safety Approval, Inspection and Services

Form 3 - Schedule of Fees

Form 4 - Fire Service Engineering Design Report

Hazardous Materials are substances that may be corrosive, flammable, explosive, spontaneously combustible, toxic, oxidising, radioactive, biological, water reactive or gases under pressure or liquefied.

Fuels such as petrol and LPG provide by far the largest volume of dangerous goods, and many industries and even homes may contain these and other types of dangerous goods. The law provides for exterior signs to be shown warning of significant amounts of dangerous goods on a site. These may take the form of the word HAZCHEM, or might display dangerous goods diamond symbols. The manifest box is another sure sign that dangerous goods are present.

What are Hazardous Substances?
Hazardous substances are substances with the potential to harm health. They can be gases, liquids or solids, and can be either pure substances or mixtures.Hazardous substances are classified


It is essential that portable fire equipment in a building is ready and able to be used by you, your staff or the fire brigade in an emergency. Therefore, all commercial, industrial, health care and accommodation facilities have a requirement to install and maintain fire safety equipment.

  • NFA has professionally trained volunteer firefighters to install and service portable fire equipment for business and industry.
  • What is Portable Fire Equipment and what is it used for?
  • What does my business require?
  • What are the legal requirements for installation and maintenance of Fire Equipment.?
  • I would like NFA to service my fire equipment. Submit your request or ph: 3312877(Suva) - for

Hazardous Material Regulations

The Hazardous Material Regulations require industry to seek input from the fire service if specified quantities of Hazardous Materials are exceeded. NFA can provide expert advice on matters relating to:

  • Placarding (signage and identification of Dangerous Goods)
  • Fire protection
  • Emergency Management Planning

Our Structural Fire Safety Unit inspects premises with Dangerous Goods to ensure that:

  • Fire prevention and protection measures are suitable for the goods
  • Signs are present in accordance with legislation
  • The site has emergency management plans when necessary
  • The site has a manifest in a box at the gate when required


Dangerous Goods are grouped in nine classes, according to common dangers. All classes, except infectious substances (Class 6.2) and radioactive substances (Class 7), are controlled by the Dangerous Goods Act 1985.
Each class has a distinctive diamond-shaped symbol with the class number at the bottom of the diamond. These symbols appear on the labels of containers and as signs on vehicle loads. The internationally recognised symbols clearly identify the type of substance and the main danger.

Class Diamond System:

Symbol Class Main Danger

NFA ensure that the legislative requirements of fire safety services in structures are built and maintained in accordance with the Building Code of Fiji. 
NFA is involved in the regulation of the Building Code of Fiji. In particular, the Chief Officer is responsible for reporting on fire safety matters as referenced by the Building Regulations 2006. Such matters include but are not limited to the following:

  • Fire mains
  • Hydrants, hose reels
  • Control valves
  • Booster assemblies
  • Emergency vehicle access
  • Fire indicator panels
  • Location and contents of fire control centers


Please Read this HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK ACT (pdf 251kb) as guidelines to uinderstanding the requirements needed


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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Argo Street, Walu Bay, Suva

Phone :

3312 877/3312 145/
3313 419/ 3313 091