Inter-departmental Vegetation Fire-cum-Mountain Rescue Exercise 2014 held (with photos)

     An inter-departmental exercise simulating a hill fire and mountain rescue operation was held in Clear Water Bay Country Park in Sai Kung this morning (September 24).

     The departments involved were the Fire Services Department; the Hong Kong Police Force; the Government Flying Service; the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department; the Auxiliary Medical Service; the Civil Aid Service; the Home Affairs Department; the Social Welfare Department; and the Hospital Authority. About 160 personnel from the participating departments took part in the exercise.

     The exercise aimed to enhance co-ordination, communication, command and control as well as logistics support capabilities among different departments during hill fire and mountain rescue operations. It also tested the effectiveness and co-operation of different emergency formations during fire-fighting and rescue operations.

Ends/Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Issued at HKT 18:25