New ambulance handed over to Savusavu fire station

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama gives a thumbs up on the new ambulance handed over to the Savusavu fire station after taking it for a test drive today. Picture: LUKE RAWALAI

THE new ambulance that was handed over to the National Fire Authority station in Savusvau is expected to better its responses to emergency cases.

Officiating at the handing over ceremony today, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama told invited guests that the Government had invested $200,000 for the procurement of two ambulances for the North, one of which was being handed over today.

“The inclusion of this new ambulance to NFA’s current fleet is a timely one as it has further enhanced NFA’s presence,” Mr Bainimarama said.

“This service is now accessible to all Fijians in Savusavu and the nearby communities and of course with more to come in the near future.

“NFA has the strategic reach throughout Fiji with 18 fire stations and is currently expanding its footprint throughout Fiji hence our Ambo services will similarly be within reach to assist all those in need of such services.”

The second ambulance is expected to be handed over at the Seaqaqa fire station.