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Training for local firefighters

Sheenal Sharma
Friday, December 14, 2012

FORTY-SEVEN firefighters from the National Fire Authority have completed the Emergency Medical Activity Instructor Level training.

The training was conducted by two officers from the Matsusaka Fire Department in Japan for firefighters in the Central, Northern and Western divisions.

The officers also handed over emergency ambulance equipment to NFA and a set of proposal and recommendations to the NFA.

The authority's chief executive officer John O'Connor said the firefighters were certified emergency medical activity instructors.

"They will be conducting this training for all the firefighters in their respective divisions," he said.

Mr O'Connor said the authority was also looking at providing the ambulance services in all fire stations.

"Currently NFA's ambulance services are available in the Suva to Nausori corridor," he said.

Mr O'Connor said the challenge was for NFA to uplift the emergency ambulance service to deliver services which were comparable to international standards.

"The training was timely since it is also aligned to the government's and NFA's long-term plan of providing ambulance services in all fire stations," he said.





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