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Brigade boosted by 35

Dawn Gibson
Saturday, April 26, 2014

IT was a proud day for 35 young men when they graduated yesterday as firefighters after an eight-week training course under the National Fire Authority.

The new recruits performed their passing-out parade in front of guests, NFA personnel and chief guest Commander Francis Kean at the Naval Base in Togalevu.

In his congratulatory message, Commander Kean said the selection process was a vigorous one and it was encouraging to see 35 of about 600 applicants come through on top.

"The firefighting service is an important agency in our country. You are in the business of protecting properties and saving lives," he said.

"A firefighting career is one of service. With service comes sacrifice, commitment and diligence. You will be challenged to go the extra mile at the expense of self. I encourage you to be consistent in your efforts to uphold the ethos and values of the National Fire Authority."

Commander Kean said such contribution to a growing society was invaluable.

"Firefighting is not for the wary or faint-hearted."





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