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Minister for Local Government Hon. Parveen Kumar Bala officiated at a special ceremony awarding recognition certificates for acts of bravery and responding beyond the call of duty, to the NFA Rescue team from the Ba Fire Station. The certificates of bravery were awarded to seven officers from the Ba Station;

1. Sub Officer Simione Qiolevu

2. Leading Firefighter Kinijoji Cakobau

3. Leading Firefighter Rashid Ali

4. Qualified Firefighter Inoke Raleba

5. Firefighter Kalaveti Vatuinaruku

6. Firefighter Josaia Vakalala

7. Firefighter Josefa Waqabaca

Speaking at the event in Ba which was witnessed by family members and one of the mothers rescued, Minister Bala said these acts of bravery were a display of their training and initiative which came to the fore following the recent floods caused by TC Josie on 1st April, 2018. During the height of the devastating floods caused by TC Josie in the Western Division, National Fire Authority’s team of firefighters based at the Ba Fire Station risked their lives when they bravely waded across neck-deep flooded waters to save two pregnant young women.

[Information sourced from here]
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