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  1. Equipment problem for firemen a dreadful state of affairs

    Posted Aug 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with the masks themselves? Our fire services officers appear to be not only underpaid, but under-equipped. They deserve better for themselves and for fire accident victims. Also, as a witness to two mountain accidents and one hill fire, I observed one more obvious failure in the standard equipment of officers. The mobility of firefighters on hill sides is impeded by their footwear. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/649767/equipment-problem-firemen-dreadful-state-affairs
  2. Mong Kok building's fire equipment 'failed'

    Posted Aug 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporters Smoke-prevention doors left wide open, say residents Some fire-protection equipment in the 15-storey Mong Kok building where four people were killed by a fire on Sunday did ... malfunction' in some of the fire equipment in the 46-year-old building. But the source refused to say what equipment failed or whether the fire could have been contained if it had worked. The required ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/648811/mong-kok-buildings-fire-equipment-failed
  3. Firefighters' wait for new equipment ends

    Posted Apr 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang All frontline firefighters will today be equipped with the latest type of breathing apparatus, after a five-year wait for it. The city's firefighters had complained about the length of time taken to provide them with new equipment- including the breathing apparatuses- after senior fireman Yeung Chun-kit, 47, died in a factory fire in Cheung Sha Wan on March ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/710797/firefighters-wait-new-equipment-ends
  4. Outcry over five-year wait for equipment

    Posted Mar 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But The Fire Services Department is taking heat over the length of time it takes to provide its firefighters with the latest equipment. Lawmakers say a five-year gap between beginning a study of sophisticated new breathing equipment and actually receiving it is unacceptable. Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong has pledged to speed up future procurements. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/709566/outcry-over-five-year-wait-equipment
  5. Rescue efforts thwarted by lack of safety equipment and thick glass

    Posted Jun 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... fire-safety equipment, like safety hammers. The bus that caught fire yesterday was carrying the same licence plate. Passengers found no safety hammers to smash the bus' thick windows. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/682744/rescue-efforts-thwarted-lack-safety-equipment-and-thick-glass
  6. Mong Kok building's fire equipment 'failed'

    Posted Aug 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporters Some fire-protection equipment in the 15-storey Mong Kok building where four people were killed by a fire on Sunday did not work, a government source said on Monday. The government source said preliminary investigation revealed 'there was some malfunction' in some of the fire equipment in the 46-year-old building. Two firefighters, an elderly woman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/648935/mong-kok-buildings-fire-equipment-failed
  7. Chief gets a real blast from new hi-tech fire-fighting equipment

    Posted Jan 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... latest weapons against fire that was among $8 million worth of new equipment put on show yesterday. The $1.3 million LUF60 can blast flames with a powerful gust of air or a jet of water through ... the Austria-made machine can be used in fires affecting the rail operators. The new equipment was on display at the Tsim Sha Tsui fire station in Canton Road. It also included a $6,000 heat suit that can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/487301/chief-gets-real-blast-new-hi-tech-fire-fighting-equipment
  8. Fire services urged to review disorganised management systems

    Posted May 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at the meeting. Fire officers responsible for checking new equipment were often not qualified to do so, he said, giving an example of when he, an officer responsible for checking breathing apparatus, ... Lawmakers taking part in the meeting said they were shocked at the way the department was managed after discussing its procurement procedures following complaints by firemen of outdated equipment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/713444/fire-services-urged-review-disorganised-management-systems
  9. Watchdog slams fire services for lax enforcement

    Posted May 14th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip The Office of the Ombudsman has criticised the Fire Services Department for inefficient management and failing to inspect premises where serious deficiencies in fire equipment have ... service installations and equipment certificates received: 146,767 Number of certificates found to report defects: 19,207 Number of premises with defects inspected: 11,555 SOURCE: OFFICE ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/714293/watchdog-slams-fire-services-lax-enforcement
  10. City Briefs

    Posted Aug 16th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Illegal diesel plant shut down in San Tin An underground diesel plant was shut down by Customs officers at Shek Wu Wai San Tsuen in San Tin after an operation involving the seizure of 117,650 litres of the illicit fuel. Three men were arrested in the operation, which started on August 3. Customs officers also seized five container trucks, two oil tanks, a tractor and a lorry. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/424896/city-briefs

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