Pernix team in fire­fight­ing train­ing

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The Na­tional Fire Author­ity ( NFA) com­pleted a fire­fight­ing team train­ing course for the Pernix Fiji Limited fi re­fight­ing team at the NFA Head­quar­ters in Walu Bay, Suva yes­ter­day.

Ten Pernix Fiji Limited staff at­tended the train­ing and they re­ceived cer­tifi­cates for suc­cess­fully com­plet­ing the train­ing. The train­ing in­volved a the­ory com­po­nent and a prac­ti­cal as­sess­ment. The­ory com­po­nent in­stilled staff with ba­sic fire safety tips whereas prac­ti­cal as­sess­ment trained staff on how to use var­i­ous types of fire­fight­ing equip­ment.

In most fire in­ci­dents staff usu­ally panic and don’t know what to do. The first re­sponse is very im­por­tant dur­ing a fire and an in-house work­place fire­fight­ing team will act as a first re­spon­dent dur­ing a fire while await­ing the ar­rival of the NFA fire team to put out the fire.

Chief fire of­fi­cer Qion­i­lau Mo­ceitai said the fire­fight­ing team train­ing is very im­por­tant for busi­nesses which will as­sist in fire preven­tion. “Or­gan­i­sa­tions can con­tact the Com­mer­cial Train­ing Depart­ment at the NFA Head­quar­ters in Suva to ar­range a fire safety train­ing course to be con­ducted for the staff,” Mr Mo­ceitai added. Mean­while, Pernix Fiji Limited Team Leader Me­chan­i­cal Jovil­isi Baleivuna said they have learnt a lot from the Fire­fight­ing Team Train­ing con­ducted by the NFA. “We have learnt a lot in­terms of fire safety at the work­place and how to use var­i­ous fire­fight­ing equip­ment which will en­able us to pre­vent a fire dis­as­ter. Source: Na­tional Fire Author­ity

The Pernix Fiji Limited fire­fight­ing team train­ing at Na­tional Fire Author­ity’s head­quar­ters in Walu Bay, Suva yes­ter­day. Photo: Na­tional Fire Author­ity

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