AS part of efforts to control fire incidences, fire officers have made it their business to inspect government quarters in the North to ensure they are compliant with fire safety requirements.
National Fire Authority CEO John O'Connor said they had completed their inspection for last year and this year.
"The officers have been tasked to do the inspection when the PSC requests them," Mr O'Connor said.
"This is just to make sure that the newly-renovated quarters are compliant and safe for people to live in."
Acting commissioner Northern Alipate Bolalevu said the officers usually conducted inspections upon request from the PSC.
"We pay NFA certain amount of fees to carry out fire safety and compliance inspections because we want to ensure that the quarters are safe," Mr Bolalevu said.
"We are trying to secure more funds for next year's inspection."
Meanwhile, Mr O'Connor said officers had continued to inspect business houses in Labasa in a bid to ensure they were also complying with the fire safety procedure.