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Fire Services Department

Paramedics not keen on young observers

It would be inappropriate for teenagers as young as 14 to witness unsettling scenes, and looking after them would increase the paramedics' workload, Wat Ki-on of the Ambulancemen's Union said.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Hong Kong buildings still unsafe after Fa Yuen fire

The tragic blaze sparked by a row of hawker stalls at the doorstep of a Mong Kok building in late 2011 is a hard-earned lesson for everyone. Not only did it claim nine innocent lives, it highlighted the risks of ill-managed roadside stalls and thousands of old blocks with similar problems - cubicle flats, blocked fire escapes, poor building management. Sixteen months later, an inquest on the fatal accident reminds us that many buildings are still far from being safe. 

28 Mar 2013 - 7:10am

Coroner criticises investigation into fatal 2011 Mong Kok blaze

Michael Chan Pik-kiu said a 120-page report submitted to the Coroner's Court yesterday was a waste of paper, and the time of the court and jury.

12 Mar 2013 - 4:37am

Runners from fire services aim to win sixth straight 10km race

Bragging rights are the only thing at stake in the Disciplined Services Cup, which will be contested by seven branches of the government. They are Cheung's team from the Fire Services Department, the Police, the Correctional Services Department, the Customs, the ICAC and the Government's Flying Services.

17 Feb 2013 - 4:41am

Critical patients to get A&E help faster after Ombudsman slams system

Public hospitals and ambulances will send critical patients to the nearest emergency facility instead of driving to a designated hospital as is now required.

11 Jan 2013 - 4:27am 2 comments

Ambulance system to be revised in bid to avoid delays

The Fire Services Department and the Hospital Authority have agreed to amend their ambulance system so that patients in urgent need of treatment are taken to the nearest hospital.

This follows criticism by the Ombudsman that the present system causes delays of up to 10 minutes.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Falling metal bars kill bridge worker, injure 15 others

A worker was killed and 15 others injured – two seriously – when they were hit by falling metal bars at a construction site for the massive bridge across the Pearl River estuary on Thursday.

25 Oct 2012 - 4:52pm

Falling objects kill bridge worker, injure 15 others

A worker was killed and 15 others injured – two seriously – when they were hit by falling objects at a construction site for the bridge across the Pearl River estuary on Thursday.

25 Oct 2012 - 4:38pm

Fire-fight fisherman hero feared dead

A missing local fisherman is feared dead after he chose to stay on board and fight a fire on his trawler moored in the harbour while his three mainland crew members leapt to safety.

Chow Kam-chuen, 60, whose clothes caught fire, was last seen jumping into the sea from the blazing vessel at the Tuen Mun typhoon shelter seconds before firefighters arrived, police said.

8 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Airport latest digital radio 'blind spot'

Terminal One of Hong Kong's airport, which handles as many as 150,000 travellers a day, is the latest 'blind spot' in the Fire Services Department's new HK$178 million digital radio system.

3 May 2012 - 12:00am

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