The National Fire Authority plays a significant role in our country’s fire and emergency management services delivery to the various communities around the country.
Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister Yogesh Karan handed over a new ambulance to the National Fire Authority at Walu Bay.
“The ambulance as I understand will be assigned to the Hidden Paradise of Savusavu, in fulfilment of the Hon. Prime Minister’s commitment to the people of Savusavu,” Karan said.
He also highlighted some statistics revealing that the National Fire Authority has attended to 10,799 ambulance calls which averages 2,694 calls per year.
“It is Government’s plan, as well as that of the National Fire Authority, to ensure that this essential service expands into all the areas,” Karan said.
“The Government continues to assist the Ambulance service around the country with an operating grant of $1.6 million. This is part of the Government’s commitment in the effective and efficient delivery of Ambulance service and care during emergency incidents.”
The ambulance was donated by the Government of the People’s Republic of China through the bilateral aid assistance program.