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Programme Is First Step In Reaching Out To Other Communities: NFA CEO

The community fire wardens have been trained and taught the basic skills in life saving evacuation. This includes fire evacuation and tsunami evacuations and others.
28 Feb 2021 10:47
Programme Is First Step In Reaching Out To Other Communities: NFA CEO
Participants of the Integrated Community Fire Warden and Emergency Response Framework demonstrate what they learned at Yako Village, Nadi on February 27, 2021. Photo: Mereleki Nai

The launching of the Integrated Community Fire Warden and Emergency Response Framework at Yako Village is a first step together in reaching out to the most vulnerable communities in Fiji.

National Fire Authority (NFA) chief executive officer, Puamau Sowane said this during the launching of the framework at Yako Village yesterday.

Mr Sowane said the initiative of the authority had taught basic life skills in life saving evacuation.

“Fiji has a total of 1193 villages, 220 informal settlements,” he said

The Yako Village has 84 families with a population of 425 people.

“The 84 homes that have been inspected by the community fire wardens have been verified by the NFA warden safety officers,” he said.

“The community fire wardens have been trained and taught the basic skills in life saving evacuation. This includes fire evacuation and tsunami evacuations and others.”

Mr Sowane commended the Prime Minister for officiating at the launching of the programme.

He said the Government support would fulfill the vision and strategic direction of the authority

“Your commitment and support to this great journey will enable us to fulfill your vision and strategic direction of reaching out to all Fijians and leaving no one behind,” he said.

The safety of compliance of the community signboard was also unveiled by the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.

Feedback: mereleki.nai@fijisun.com.fj

 

 



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