The National Fire Authority held a commemoration ceremony to pay tribute to the fallen firefighter and heroes following the World Trade Centre Twin Towers catastrophe in US.
A moment of silence was observed to remember all fallen firefighters in Fiji and abroad.
Twenty Firefighter have perished in the line of duty since the establishment of the National Fire Authority in 1995.
Public Diplomacy Officer for the U.S Embassy Rebecca Knepper and Fiji’s Chief Fire Officer Qionilau Moceitai paid tribute to all the firefighters who died during the 9/11 terrorist attack as well as all other fallen firefighters.
Moceitai says for the last eight months, there has been no injuries or deaths during duty , however the authority says it is important to follow safety measures at all times.
Moceitai revealed that there is still improvement needed in terms of the services provided to the communities.
“In terms of safety, it is important to ensure that procedures is followed at all times”.
There are over 500 firefighters and first responders in the country.