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PM opens new $1.7 million fire station in Nakasi

PM opens new $1.7 million fire station in Nakasi

By Naveel Krishant
Thursday 25/06/2020
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and Minister for Local Government and Housing Premila Kumar with firefighters who are based at the new Nakasi Fire Station

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says the heroism of Fijian firefighters was on full display in the recent months as Fiji grappled with COVID-19 and Tropical Cyclone Harold.

While opening the new $1.7 million worth Nakasi Fire Station this morning, Bainimarama says responding to either one alone would be difficult, being forced to navigate both at once would seem nearly impossible.

Bainimarama further says the NFA stepped up and took action when the nation needed them most.

Bainimarama adds that every second counts when responding to a fire and can make the difference between life and death.

He further says that NFA does far more than just put out fires as they provide services such as search and rescue, responding to vehicle accidents and providing emergency services.

Bainimarama has urged parents to talk to their children about fire safety.

The Prime Minister adds that fire safety is every ones responsibility and has urged people to take fire safety seriously.

He says that NFA is setting out to educate the communities on the proper safety precautions and preparedness.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama at the opening of the new Nakasi Fire Station. [image: Office of the Prime Minister]

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