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  1. Push to educate public on hill-fire risks

    Posted Mar 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang The Fire Services Department will step up hill-fire education among hikers after dozens of them defied government warnings and risked walking in an area affected by a raging hill fire early this year. The department said this yesterday amid preparations for the high fire risk of next month's Ching Ming festival against a background of a 23 per cent increase ...

  2. Hikers to be educated over hill-fire dangers

    Posted Jan 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The government will step up education and liaise with hiking groups after some hikers insisted on visiting country trails at Pat Sin Leng last weekend during hill fires. ... freedom. They should also be able to determine if their safety is in question,' Miss Cheung told a meeting of the Country and Marine Parks Board yesterday. 'Educating hikers is far more ...

  3. Fire department's failings exposed

    Posted Jan 18th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang The Fire Services Department lacks planning, manpower and an integrated computer system for major procurements, a study has found, despite HK$515 million worth of equipment ... Cornwall Court blaze, in which two firemen died. The study, commissioned at the request of the Legislative Council, revealed that the department did not have a dedicated team to manage major ...

  4. Passion to save lives is a must

    Posted Oct 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Ana Wang

    ... to help people,' says Fong Wing-yiu, an ambulanceman who joined the Fire Services Department four years ago. 'Believing that we are there to save people helps me overcome the difficulties.' The department received an average of 1,800 calls a day and conveyed about 600,000 patients, or casualties, to hospitals last year. Ambulancemen are usually deployed to carry out ...

  5. Club fire deaths accidental, inquest finds

    Posted Nov 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the Coroner's Court made 11 recommendations for the Fire Services Department to improve equipment for firemen, rescue operations and public education. Chief among them is the need for a new radio system ... at the entrance of the nightclub. The department has acknowledged the need to improve public education, including teaching people the importance of smoke doors and not blocking fire escapes. ...

  6. Veteran educator burned by baptism of fire

    Posted Feb 17th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier ESF chief's reform hopes failed to fly amid internal strife, political pressure Jonathan Harris was recruited as a high-flying British education administrator to run the ESF. He came with impressive credentials, having spent a decade as director of education for the county of Cornwall in England- one of the top five education authorities ...

  7. 'Temporary' dormitory in use for five years before blaze

    Posted Mar 19th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... the 'temporary' building as a dormitory since 2004 and the 3,000 square metre structure had not been authorised by any planning bodies. The Beijing Fire Department said the metal structure, which ...

  8. Call for ambulances to serve private hospitals

    Posted Feb 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Services Department, are required to take patients to the nearest public hospital emergency unit. They do not heed requests to go to the city's 13 private hospitals. The guidelines aim to make ...

  9. Dirty fuel cause of Cathay Pacific engine failure

    Posted Jan 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... investigators confirmed yesterday. An updated report from the Civil Aviation Department into the incident nine months ago said particles found in the Airbus A330's engines were consistent ... had refuelled at the same stand a day before the accident. In August, the department said 'fine particles' were found inside both engines of the jet. Investigators said the particles ...

  10. Campaign aims to take sting out of red ant fears

    Posted Apr 25th 2005, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui Government wildlife experts have launched an education campaign to quell public concerns about red fire ants. The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department has published ... Lo Yik-fui said. He is a nature education assistant with the department and author of the two books, Knowing Ants and Hong Kong Insects Story. The books sell for $28 and $38 respectively ...




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