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Korovou Assured Top Fire Response Services

Communities living in and near Korovou can now rely on fire and related emergency services closer to home. This after Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama commissioned a new fire station in
29 Oct 2016 11:00
Korovou Assured Top Fire Response Services
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama meets with guests and people of Tailevu in Korovou at the new fire station yesterday. Photo: Paulini Ratulailai

Communities living in and near Korovou can now rely on fire and related emergency services closer to home.

This after Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama commissioned a new fire station in Korovou yesterday.

“Previously, communities were reliant on the Nausori Fire Station – nearly 30 kilometres away. With the establishment of this new fire station, those days are over,” Mr Bainimarama said.

“And my Government will continue working overtime to extend the services of the NFA as widely as possible throughout our islands.”

 

Government’s goal

He said the safety of the public was their ultimate goal, and the new station would provide a level of comfort and security never before experienced there.

“To our firefighters who will be working in this new station, I ask that you serve these deserving communities to the best of your ability, you will be relied upon to provide life-saving services, and that is a responsibility that should be respected at all times,” he said.

Government, he said had taken the threat fire poses to families and business throughout the country seriously.

“Far too often, do we read stories about families who have been left destitute after their homes have been destroyed, or businesses – which may have been built over decades –reduced to rubble in an instant,” he said.

“We all know that those tragedies do not take place only in urban areas, but that they can strike anywhere at any time.

“That is why it is vital we make the services of the NFA as widely accessible as they can be – in rural and urban areas alike – and that is why this new fire station is so important.”

He pointed out that when emergency services were delayed in responding to a crisis, it could cost lives.

“This fire station is an investment that my Government is happy to make, because it will bring your communities a peace of mind that no one can put a price on.”

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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