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Civil Aid Service

Student finds volunteer force is way to give back

As a Pakistani left by her parents in the care of a Hong Kong foster family shortly after she was born, Maggie Cheung is thankful for what she has.

'I know I'm lucky to be able to live here,' she says of her city, 'so I want to contribute to Hong Kong.'

Tuesday, 28 December, 2010, 12:00am

Everyday heroes

Hiking has never been more popular in Hong Kong, but as many poorly prepared trekkers hit the trails, search teams are being pressed into action with growing frequency.

9 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

No luck in search for missing men

Rescue operations hampered by bad weather that leaves a swimmer dead in Sai Kung

The search for two missing men - a Commercial Radio programme assistant and a policeman - continued yesterday despite bad weather, but without success.

In a separate incident, an elderly man drowned after he went swimming in the sea in rough weather in Sai Kung yesterday morning.

19 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Student drowning an accident, inquest finds

A boy, 13, drowned in a Civil Aid Service swimming pool while a supervisor was busy rescuing another young swimmer, an inquest heard yesterday.

4 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Student drowning an accident, inquest finds

A boy, 13, drowned in a Civil Aid Service swimming pool while a supervisor was busy rescuing another young swimmer, an inquest heard yesterday.

4 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

180 smart cadets join ranks of young leaders

They made a handsome sight - the hundreds of boys and girls of the Civil Aid Services (CAS) cadet corps who marched in parade at the Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DEA) presentation ceremony.

A line-up of 180 CAS members went up to receive their medals.

Twenty silver and 160 bronze medals were presented to members of the 30 different CAS units in the territory.

1 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Firemen's mountain role

FIREMEN will be trained in mountain search and rescue for the first time in the aftermath of the Pat Sin Leng tragedy, it emerged last night.

Senior Fire Services Department chiefs have asked experts from the Civil Aid Services to train their officers in rescue skills.

2 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Blindfolded man rescued

A MAN was rescued from Ma On Shan early today after spending 16 hours tied, gagged and blindfolded in the undergrowth. A helicopter, police, firemen and a Civil Aid Service mountain rescue team found the man after residents heard cries for help.

10 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Lack of volunteers hits civil aid

THE Civil Aid Service says it cannot cope with some requests for help because of a shortage of volunteers.

Volunteers on Hong Kong Island have fallen by more than one-third during the past year, leaving just 350 people to cope with a workload which used to be spread between 600.

15 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

Mail staff not informed

WE received many complaints from the staff of International Mail Centre (IMC) of unfair treatment by the Civil Aid Service (CAS) personnel on July 3.

All roads leading to Tsim Sha Tsui East sea front, where IMC is situated, were sealed off by the CAS on that date for the holding of the International Dragon Boat Racing event.

24 Jul 1993 - 12:00am