PIFESA (formerly known as PIFSA) is a fire and emergency service network established by its members to provide a forum for strengthening the capability and capacity of fire services throughout the Pacific Islands and to promote and advance all aspects of fire protection and community safety. PIFSA was changed to PIFESA to include the 'emergency' element amongst the Fire Services.
The PIFESA was formally established at an historic meeting of fire service leaders conducted in Auckland, New Zealand in October 2005. The current membership of PIFESA comprises:
Cook Islands, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu
Since then, and under the guidance of its Executive, PIFESA has established a Memorandum of Understanding with the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) and with support of AFAC and Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC), the Association has also established a Charter, Strategic Plan and Constitution. PIFESA supports collaboration and coordination between national fire and emergency services and facilitates this support through developing or adopting models and guidelines of best practice for key areas of service delivery. PIFESA member countries enjoy long standing partnership with many Australian and New Zealand fire and emergency services.