Fiji Time: 10:28 AM on Tuesday 27 September

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Officers help out

Dawn Gibson
Friday, February 28, 2014

THE National Fire Authority yesterday dispatched about 50 firefighters to parts of the Central Division to help with evacuation and emergency issues brought on by the bad weather.

Authority CEO John O'Connor said they were hoping the weather improved into today, but worried that it might not.

"All our teams are out in the field at the moment helping members of the community currently being affected by the weather," Mr O'Connor said.

"In Suva, there are three or four trucks moving around and helping people; in Nausori two trucks and in Valelevu there's one that's moving around Narere and all those areas."

He said the teams were tasked with helping those badly affected by the flash flooding.

"They are to do evacuation procedures, rescue services and a number of other types of works required as they see them."

"They've been working since the morning and we're trying to get as much done before it gets dark, then we have another team that will take over this evening so these guys can have a rest."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65420.6352
JPY 50.302747.3027
GBP 0.38000.3720
EUR 0.43940.4274
NZD 0.68690.6539
AUD 0.65110.6261
USD 0.49660.4796

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 27th September 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Double trouble
  2. Focus on iTaukei
  3. Rugby death
  4. Aussies wary of Fijians
  5. PM attacks NFP
  6. Locally-produced movie set to hit the big screens
  7. Pastor guilty of rape
  8. Ministry eyes foreign doctor recruitment
  9. Prove claims, MWH told
  10. Families without lots

Top Stories this Week

  1. Nurse is a lawyer Friday (23 Sep)
  2. Ali beats 'death sentence' Thursday (22 Sep)
  3. Road closure Saturday (24 Sep)
  4. Pastor makes case in rape trial Wednesday (21 Sep)
  5. Rawaca out Sunday (25 Sep)
  6. Private jets attract attention at Nadi Airport Sunday (25 Sep)
  7. After Ben Ryan Thursday (22 Sep)
  8. Three Cavuilati, 6 Olympians in Fiji 7s squad Sunday (25 Sep)
  9. Losing dad at Class 4 inspires Macanalagi Friday (23 Sep)
  10. Judge convicts pastor in rape trial Monday (26 Sep)