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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 / Subject Nationality
1 曹奇先生
Mr. CAO Qi
Commander, Fire Corps of Guangdong Province,
Fire Department of Ministry of Emergency Management of the People’s Republic of China

  • 粵港澳大灣區應急救援合作機制探討
    Discussion on Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area Emergency Rescue Co-operation Mechanism
2 康青春教授
Professor KANG Qing Chun
Chief Mentor, Director of the Key Laboratory of Firefighting and Rescue Technology, Chinese People’s Armed Police Academy

  • 消防員安全健康問題研究
    Study on Safety and Health of Firefighters
3 Mr. Eric Yap Wee-Teck
Commissioner, Singapore Civil Defense Force

  • Transforming Emergency Response through
4 Mr. Paul McGill
National Commander Urban, Fire and Emergency New Zealand

  • Fire and Emergency New Zealand
New Zealand
5 Mr. BANG Jangwon
Head of Fire Research Institute, National Fire Agency of Korea

6 Mr. Donald BLISS
Vice President for Field Operations, National Fire Protection Association

United States  
7 Mr. Neil Gibbins
Past President, The Institution of Fire Engineers

United Kingdom  
8 Professor CHAN Ying Yang, Emily
Professor and Assistant Dean, Faculty of Medicine, CUHK

HKSAR, China  
9 Ir Dr. Young WONG
Director of Consulting, ARUP HK

HKSAR, China  
10 Mr. Andy Roe
Assistant Commissioner, London Fire Brigade

United Kingdom
11 Mr. Teruyuki OTAKE
Counselor to Fire Chief / Chief, Fire Prevention Section, Tokyo Fire Department

  • Fire Safety Standards for High-Rise Buildings
12 Prof. Asif Sohail Usmani
Professor and Head of Department of Building Services Engineering, HKPU

United Kingdom  
13 Dr. HAN Xin
Researcher, Vice Director, Shanghai Institute of Disaster Prevention & Relief, Tongji University

14 Mr. Hermann Laukamp
Research Engineer, Fraunhofer ISE

15 Prof. Freddy K. Lippert
CEO, MD, Associate Professor,
Emergency Medical Services, Copenhagen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

16 Dr. LI Ngai, Dennis
Senior Station Officer, Hong Kong Fire Services Department

HKSAR, China  
17 Mr. Gary Baum
Instructor, University of Illinois Fire Service Institute / Fox Valley Career Center

United States  
18 Ir CHOI Yuk Kuen, Annie
Technical Director, WSP (Asia Limited)

HKSAR, China  
19 Dr. LEUNG Ling-pong
Clinical Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine Unit, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong

HKSAR, China  
20 Ir Dr. Ming-chun Luo
Director of Consulting, Ove Arup & Partners

HKSAR, China  
21 Mr. CHAN Wai-kuen
Assistant Chief Ambulance Officer, Hong Kong Fire Services Department

HKSAR, China     


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

English version leaflet