FIRE wardens from the Education Ministry were given a lesson in fire safety last week when they successfully completed their fire safety training, courtesy of the National Fire Authority.
Alongside wardens from the ministry, teachers from around the Central and Eastern divisions were also present at the training, according to an NFA statement.
"This course is designed to provide appointed fire wardens within the organisation with the necessary knowledge and skills to prepare for and respond to emergency situations," said NFA CEO John O'Connor.
"This training is important in ensuring the safety of the employees and visitors to their workplaces.
"The wardens have now been trained to safely evacuate employees and visitors from the building in case of fire."
Mr O'Connor said the presence of teachers was just as important, as their knowledge could be spread to other teachers and students.
He also encouraged other organisations which were interested in the fire training to contact them.
"Other organisations and businesses can contact the Commercial Training Department at NFA Suva to arrange for fire safety training sessions," he said.