Civil Aid Service recruitment drive to run until January 12 next year

     The Civil Aid Service (CAS) invites people who are interested in serving the community and undertaking various emergency duties to join the service as officers or members. The recruitment drive will end on January 12, 2015.

     The CAS is a government auxiliary emergency service established under the Civil Aid Service Ordinance. The primary duty of the CAS is to provide civil support services during emergencies.

     The CAS works closely with other full-time disciplinary forces in undertaking a wide range of emergency duties during natural disasters such as typhoons, floods and landslips as well as rescuing hikers in distress and fighting hill fires.

     CAS members are also deployed for crowd management duties at major public functions and patrolling in country parks and hiking trails. Members may be required to perform cadet management and youth training duties if they are deployed to the CAS Cadet Corps.

     Permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region aged 16 or above, who can speak fluent Cantonese and read Chinese, are welcome to apply. Applicants under the age of 18 should include their parent or guardian's written consent in their applications. Only applicants aged 18 or above who have a bachelor degree or above are qualified to become officers.

     Recruitment selection procedures will include a functional and fitness test, a written test on use of Chinese and English, an interview and a medical examination. Completed enrolment forms should reach the Records Office, 4/F, CAS Headquarters, 8 To Wah Road, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon, on or before January 12, 2015.

     The enrolment form (CAS 17 (Rev 10/2014)) can be downloaded from the CAS website ( or obtained at the reception counter, G/F, CAS Headquarters. For enquiries, please email or call 3651 9383/3651 9375.

Ends/Monday, November 24, 2014
Issued at HKT 16:00