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Fire Services funeral with full honours for Senior Fireman Samuel Hui

     The Fire Services Department (FSD) will hold an official funeral service with full honours for the late Senior Fireman, Mr Samuel Hui, at the Universal Funeral Parlour, Hung Hom, Kowloon, on July 22 (Friday).

     A customary mourning ceremony open to friends, relatives, government officials, community dignitaries, colleagues and members of the public will first be held at 9am.

     The mourning ceremony will be followed by an official ceremony starting at 10am. Senior government officials and the Director of Fire Services, Mr Lai Man-hin, will lay wreaths at the ceremony.

     The hearse will leave the Universal Funeral Parlour at about 10.30am after the official ceremony. A Service Contingent will parade outside the funeral parlour to pay their last respects to Senior Fireman Hui.

     The hearse will arrive outside Amoycan Industrial Building, Ngau Tau Kok Road, at about 10.50am. An on-site ceremony will be held outside the building for local dignitaries and residents of the local district to lay wreaths.

     The hearse will then proceed to Kwun Tong Fire Station at 426 Kwun Tong Road. A Service Contingent will parade in the forecourt of the fire station to pay last tributes to Mr Hui. Local dignitaries will also lay wreaths at the ceremony.

     The cortege will then leave for Gallant Garden at Wo Hop Shek Cemetery for the burial service.

     The following is a brief biography of the late Senior Fireman Samuel Hui:

     The late Senior Fireman, Mr Samuel Hui, was born in 1979. Having received his education in Hong Kong, he joined the FSD as a fireman in 1998. He served at Kwun Tong Fire Station for many years. With his meritorious performance, he was promoted to Senior Fireman in May 2016.

     Throughout his 18 years of service with the FSD, Mr Hui proved himself to be an enterprising, conscientious, kind-hearted and helpful person, and was held in high regard by his colleagues. His professionalism and leadership were amply displayed in a number of firefighting and rescue operations where he took charge of a team with great efficiency and effectiveness. Firefighting aside, he also assisted in running the Fire Safety Ambassador Scheme in Kwun Tong and volunteered to be an instructor in the Fire Safety Education in Kindergartens Programme. Senior Fireman Hui was also an avid learner. He pursued lifelong learning in his free time and obtained a Certificate in Disciplined Services via Project Yi Jin of the Lingnan Institute of Further Education.

     When attending a No. 4 alarm fire at Amoycan Industrial Centre, Ngau Tau Kok Road, on June 23, 2016, Senior Fireman Samuel Hui sustained serious injuries in the course of carrying out his duties and passed away on the same day. His tragic death is a great loss not only to the FSD, but also to the community. His bravery and selflessness will live in the minds of the people of Hong Kong forever.  

     Aged 37, Senior Fireman Hui is survived by his wife and a son.

Ends/Friday, July 8, 2016
Issued at HKT 17:38


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