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Fire Asia 2018


This era has seen the emergence of skyscrapers and intricately designed buildings that have posed great challenges to firefighting and rescue operations not only in Asia, but worldwide. Added to these are the threats brought by epidemics, natural disasters or other unprecedented emergencies. Fire engineering designs, ambulance services and disaster relief work have to be constantly updated to stay abreast of modern developments and meet the multifaceted challenges of safety management. To build a safe city is a formidable task. All parties involved must forge closer cooperation and seek views from fire and ambulance professionals and other emergency responders from time to time, while maintaining a high standard of professionalism in safety management and large-scale disaster management. It is our mission to do our utmost to serve the general public and protect their lives and properties.



This conference is jointly organised by the Hong Kong Fire Services Department, the Institution of Fire Engineers (Hong Kong Branch), the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (Building Services Division), the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (Fire Division), the Ambulance Service Institute (Hong Kong Branch) and the China Hong Kong Fire Protection Association.


Location Map

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Speakers Information

Name / Title Nationality
1 Mr. Eric Yap Wee-Teck
Commissioner, Singapore Civil Defense Force
2 Mr. Paul McGill
National Commander Urban, Fire and Emergency New Zealand
New Zealand
3 Mr. Andy Roe
Assistant Commissioner, London Fire Brigade
United Kingdom
4 Mr. Gary Baum
Deputy Chief, New Milford Fire Protection District and Ambulance
United States
5 Prof. Freddy K. Lippert
CEO, Emergency Medical Services Copenhagen
6 Mr. CHAN Wai-kuen
Assistant Chief Ambulance Officer, Hong Kong Fire Services Department
HKSAR, China
7 Dr. LI Ngai, Dennis
Senior Station Officer, Hong Kong Fire Services Department
HKSAR, China
8 Mr. Hermann Laukamp
Researcher, Fraunhofer ISE
9 Mr. WOO Jae Bong 
Deputy Fire Commissioner, National Fire Agency of South Korea
South Korea
10 Mr. Neil Gibbins
Past President & Former CEO, The Institution of Fire Engineers
United Kingdom
11 Mr. Donald BLISS
Vice President for Field Operations, National Fire Protection Association
United States
12 Prof. Asif Usmani
Head of Department of Building Services Engineering, HKPU
United Kingdom
13 Ir Dr. Ming-chun Luo
HKSAR, China
14 Ir Dr. Young WONG
ARUP HK Director
HKSAR, China
15 Ir Annie CHOI
WSP Technical Director
HKSAR, China
16 Dr. Fan Kit Ling
A&E Consultant, HKU Faculty of Medicine
HKSAR, China
17 Professor CHAN Ying Yang, Emily
Assistant Dean, Faculty of Medicine, CUHK
HKSAR, China
18 Dr. HAN Xin (韓新)
Research fellow, Vice Director, Shanghai Institute of Disaster Prevention & Relief, Tongji University



For more information, please download the leaflets from the following links:

English version leaflet