The coordination between the National Disaster Management Office and the Mineral Resource Department to test out the 11 Tsunami Sirens around Suva was successfully carried out this morning.
With no evacuations required, the NDMO also welcomes feedback from the general public on how this exercise can be improved.
Director NDMO, Mr Anare Leweniqila believes that this exercise will only improve the awareness and enable members of the public to be familiar with the Tsunami Siren sound.
Meanwhile, the Fiji National Provident Fund head office activated their Tsunami Response Plan with more than 300 staff conducting their evacuation drill this morning.
FNPF General Manager Corporate Governance, Mr Uday Singh believes that they can still do better with their timing. The FNPF staff completed their drill in 18 minutes from when the siren was triggered.
The NDMO would like to thank FNPF for taking their time to test their Standard Operating Procedure Evacuation Plan.
The upcoming Tsunami Drill will be held on the 7th of March, 2019 for students and staff at the Fiji National University (Maritime Academy and Catering School) and the University of the South Pacific.
The NDMO will also work with the Mineral Resource Department in looking at installing Tsunami sirens around other areas in Fiji.