Fire Safety AmbassadorsAward Scheme

Objectives 

  • To encourage Fire Safety Ambassadors (FSAs) and FSA Trainers to actively participate in fire protection promotion activities and assist the Fire Services Department (FSD) in disseminating fire protection messages in the community.
  • To commend FSAs or FSA Trainers for their contribution in helping foster a fire safety culture.
 

Eligibility

  • All FSAs and FSA Trainers are welcome to join the Scheme.

Calculation of Merit Points

Merit points can be earned by reporting or helping abate fire hazards, assisting in organising fire protection promotion activities or FSA Club activities, participating in FSD activities, etc.  The points are awarded based on the nature of services provided or contribution made.  See the table below for details:

 

  Service/Contribution Points Awarded
(per service provided or contribution made)
Accumulation Limit
(a)

Reporting fire hazards

(excluding making reports of wedged-open smoke stop doors).

5 points

50 points
(b)

Closing wedged-open smoke stop doors

1 point

30 points
(c)

Assisting in organising fire protection promotion activities or FSA Club activities.

10 points

50 points
(d)

Assisting in manning fire protection exhibition booths or game stalls or in running the FSA Club.

10 points

50 points
(e)

Assisting in the administrative work of the FSA Club at fire stations or the FSA Clubhouse.

10 points

50 points
(f)

Assisting in distributing fire safety leaflets/pamphlets to the public in specific events

(e.g., fire station open days or fire protection exhibitions).

10 points

50 points
(g)

Participating in FSD sports activities

(e.g., taking part in swimming galas or athletic meets or cheerleading in such events).

10 points

50 points
(h)

Contributing articles or photos to the Fire Safety Ambassador Newsletter which are later published.

10 points

50 points
(i)

Offering practical suggestions for the betterment of the FSA Scheme which are eventually adopted.

10 points

50 points
(j)

Organising FSA training courses

(for FSA Trainers only)

1 point

(per FSA trained)

30 points
(k)

Referring new participants to the FSA Scheme.

1 point

(per new participant)

30 points
(l)

Special contribution

(e.g., administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to patients at scenes of incidents (for FSAs trained and qualified in CPR only); and assisting in evacuation/saving lives at scene during fire incidents or other emergencies.)

Maximum 20 points

N.A.

(Note: Adjustments were made to the calculation of merit points in 2007 to reflect more accurately the nature of various services or contributions.)

 

Awards

Merit points are calculated on a yearly basis, beginning on 1 October of a year and ending on 30 September of the following year.  The following awards will be presented to FSAs and FSA Trainers who have accumulated specified points in a year:

Gold Award

300 points

Silver Award

200 points

Bronze Award

100 points

 

 

     

Enquiries

Please contact the Community Relations Section of the FSD at 2170 9630.