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Course boosts knowledge on fire investigation

Ivamere Nataro
Thursday, July 24, 2014

LOCAL knowledge on determining the various causes of fire has been boosted following the completion of a Fire and Vehicle Investigation course at the Novotel Lami Bay in Lami this week.

Greenvale Fire Station senior station officer Geoff Ranzenhoffer from Australia said the purpose of the course was to help staff members of NFA, FEA and LTA determine fire causes in Fiji.

"The course was to try and help participants determine the cause of fire, whether they are accidental, electrical or suspicious," Mr Ranzenhoffer said.

"Fire investigation is important in order to minimise the cause of fire and its prevention so identifying the cause of it can help solve a lot of problems," he said.

There were a total of 19 courses which were divided into different sessions each day where participants learnt the different skills involved in investigating fires.

The courses ranged from electrical fires to arson and explosives as well as fuels.

Also attending the five-day informative and interactive course were participants from the Solomon Islands Electricity Authority and the Samoa Fire Services.

"This positive response from our regional neighbours and the private sector is a clear indication of the growing common demand for the enhancement of competencies in such specialised technical skills," said NFA boss John O'Connor.

Ryan Amato, one of the participants said the course was informative and it was a big achievement for NFA.








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