VFR (Fiji) is a community organisation that is made up of passionate volunteers serving their community by supporting the emergency services in pre-hospital emergency care response.
We support, train and work with the Hospital Emergency Department, Fiji Police Medical and Special Response units, Republic of Fiji Navy, Rescue Coordination Center (RCC) Fiji and other agencies.
All volunteers have full-time professions but are committed to pursing a voluntary community service to assist those in need.
All VFR volunteers undergo training in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Basic Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS-B). Several are also certified in Major Incident Medical Management & Support (MIMMS). Some members of the team are affiliated Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG) instructors so the team members undergo regular training with medical professionals for refresher and skills competency assessment.
Our team of trained volunteers respond voluntarily to mutual aid requests as and when required to support pre-hospital emergency care at an emergency or major incident.
The organisation facilitates the required training and core equipment to ensure readiness but all response is voluntary.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to support us.
We're a small organisation that contributes to the emergency needs of the community when possible. But we don't do this alone.
We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. Thank you for your time and donations that makes this possible!
On December 20th, VFR was the proud recipient of $40,000 worth of new digital radio communications equipment that was donated by the International Women's Association (IWA) Fiji.
Since the donation, the radios have been issued out to VFR members who actively respond to community emergencies or are on standby for mutual aid support for any serious or major incidents. The radios have been a huge capability boost since starting 2020 and have been utilised on multiple cases to activate and coordinate volunteers.
IWA President, Judy Compain said the International Women’s Association was honoured and excited to be partnering with the VFR by providing them with communication equipment that will assist and make coordination with their relevant partners and emergency agencies during an incident a lot more efficient and effective.
The IWA is grateful for the energy, enthusiasm and dedication the VFR team bring to their roles as volunteers and look forward to working with and supporting them and the amazing work they do in the new year".
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