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Firefighter Kalara Follows Father’s Footsteps

Becoming a firefighter, just like her father, became a reality for National Fire Authority (NFA) recruit, Kalara Voceduadua. The 20-year-old from Mokani Vil­lage in Tailevu, was among 35 NFA new
22 Dec 2017 11:00
Firefighter Kalara Follows Father’s Footsteps
2017 National Fire Authority firefighter recruit Kalara Voceduadua with her father, Simione Voceduadua. Photo: Ashna Kumar

Becoming a firefighter, just like her father, became a reality for National Fire Authority (NFA) recruit, Kalara Voceduadua.

The 20-year-old from Mokani Vil­lage in Tailevu, was among 35 NFA new firefighters in a passing-out parade on Wednesday at the Naval Base in Togalevu.

She is the daughter of former fire­fighter, Simione Voceduadua.

 

“I wanted to become just like him and today I fulfilled my dream,” Ms Voceduadua said.

“My father was my motivation and inspiration to join the NFA. I grew up watching my father saving lives and homes of many people around the country and it made me proud of him.”

Ms Voceduadua said it was a proud moment for her when she joined the NFA because she wanted to make her father proud of her.

Mr Voceduadua said his daughter becoming a firefighter was like a dream come true for him.

“Kalara is my only child and I can­not express my happiness of how proud I am of her to join the NFA as a firefighter,” he said.

“She has always made great deci­sions in her life and this is one of them, which is the biggest of all.

“I feel that more females should join such an organisation and help the people of Fiji.”

Mr Voceduadua had served as a firefighter for 17 years.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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