FOUR firefighters who got the opportunity to experience a three-month training stint in Japan have returned highly skilled.
NFA said in the statement that the firefighters learnt advance level of firefighting techniques to deal with all kinds of major fires, included firefighting in high rise buildings, bush fires and how to put out fires in aeroplanes, ships and motor vehicles.
Officer-in-charge of the Tavua Fire Station Mohammed Imran and sub-officer at the Taveuni Fire Station Viliame Lomaloma, attended the firefighting techniques course at the Kitakyushu Fire Department.
Also away at the Osaka Fire Department were Amena Wainibu and senior firefighter Epenisi Rigamoto, who learnt rescue techniques.
Authority CEO John O'Connor said the training was highly specialised in firefighting and rescue techniques.
"The expertise gained by these firefighters in Japan strengthens NFA's firefighting, rescue techniques and disaster management capabilities," Mr O'Connor said.