Firefighters during a training exercise at the Fire and Ambulance Services Academy in Tseung Kwan O. Photo:  Edmond So
Firefighters during a training exercise at the Fire and Ambulance Services Academy in Tseung Kwan O. Photo: Edmond So

Hong Kong’s Fire Services Department readies 2,000 additional officers to handle possible 6th Covid-19 wave, in bid to ease strain on paramedics

  • Director of Fire Services Andy Yeung says about 1,800 firefighters are now qualified to drive ambulances, to help free up paramedics to concentrate on other work
  • Department has mapped out contingency plans and formulated a multi-tier response system in case of a sudden surge of infections

Firefighters during a training exercise at the Fire and Ambulance Services Academy in Tseung Kwan O. Photo:  Edmond So
Firefighters during a training exercise at the Fire and Ambulance Services Academy in Tseung Kwan O. Photo: Edmond So
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