FSD to fully resume fire protection services on May 4
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     ‚ÄčAs the epidemic situation has stabilised since earlier this month, the Fire Services Department (FSD) announced today (April 29) that its fire protection services, including applications for various licences, applications for dangerous goods vehicle inspections, fire service installations acceptance inspections of new buildings and compliance inspections of ventilating systems, processing of building plans and handling of matters relating to building fire safety improvement works, will be fully resumed with effect from May 4 (Monday).

     The Shroff Office and Receipt and Dispatch Counter of the Licensing and Certification Command Headquarters (located on 5/F, Fire Services Headquarters Building) and the Receipt and Dispatch Counter of the Fire Safety Command Headquarters (located on 7/F) will fully resume services on May 4 and provide services from 9am to 12.30pm and from 2pm to 4.30pm from Monday to Friday (except public holidays). Members of the public are encouraged to settle payments electronically as far as practicable. For further details, please refer to the payment methods detailed in the payment notice.

     Various infection control measures will also continue to be implemented in the Fire Services Headquarters Building and different fire protection units such as body temperature checks at entrances, provision of hand sanitisers, use of sanitising floor mats and enhanced cleaning of public facilities.

     In addition, to prevent the spread of the virus more effectively and to reduce social contact, all public education programmes of the FSD have been cancelled since January 29 and the Fire and Ambulance Services Education Centre cum Museum has also been temporarily closed until further notice. The FSD has informed those who are affected and will continue to assess the latest situation. Further announcement will be made when necessary. For enquiries, please call 2197 3699 (fire safety public education) or 2197 3600 (ambulance service public education) during office hours.

Ends/Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Issued at HKT 17:50

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