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By FONUA TALEI
Ten cadet officers of the Fiji Corrections Service were yesterday awarded certificates after completing a week-long firefighting team course.
The training was conducted in an attempt to better skill corrections cadet officers in efficient response in the event of a fire at their workplace.
NFA chief executive officer, John O’Connor, said the course instilled basic firefighting knowledge and skills in the officers.
“This training course is one of the effective medium to create awareness on fire safety, and we hope that these Fiji Corrections Service cadet officers will share the fire safety messages learned from this training with the rest of the staff, their families and friends,” Mr O’Connor said.
“Increasingly, NFA is developing and establishing partnerships with organisations to assist them in proactively managing fire risks and prepare employees to respond accordingly and effectively in case of a fire in the workplace which will assist in minimising the impact of any fire to any business and organisation.”
The corrections service was acknowledged for their positive and proactive stance in managing fire risks within the workplace, keeping in mind the welfare and safety of employees, families and inmates.
“NFA conducts a wide range of training programmes for the private and public sector organisations.”
He encouraged corporate bodies to include fire mitigation strategies as part of their organisation risk management strategies and engage in such training.