Chief for PNG Fire Service

Mirisim visits National Fire Service


Minister Mirisim made the courtesy visit to meet with the Chief Fire Officer, his deputy and officers to familiarize himself with one of the agencies that is under his leadership.

He said he was very impressed with the office especially for putting up a guard of honour for him.

Chief Fire Officer, Bill Roo and his staff were excited to host this small but historical visit by any minister of government responsible for their office to visit them. Fire Officers turned up in their best attire for the occasion.  

Partnerships needed to tackle fire emergencies: Chief

The chief fire officer stressed on this when awarding eight Kumul Petroleum Academy members their basic firefighting skills certificate on Friday, the 17th of July.

Chief fire officer, Bill Roo, described the event as a ‘first of its kind’, saying they have conducted first aid firefighting courses but not basic firefighting skills.

“So I’m very pleased because in doing this, we would like to create a partnership, particularly in firefighting,” Roo stated. 

He outlined that distance is one of the factors that affects their response time.

Boroko fire report to be released tomorrow

Loop PNG caught up with the Chief for PNG Fire Service, Bill Roo today, where he revealed that investigations were completed weeks ago.

However, due to his busy schedule, Roo said he was unable to release investigative reports on the fire.

An investigating officer will also be present tomorrow to reveal facts regarding the cause of the fire.

The fire was alleged to have started again on the morn of March 24th from a fast food outlet in Boroko and was not completely brought under control.