SchemeOverview

The Fire Safety Ambassador Scheme is one of the fire safety promotion programmes launched by the Fire Services Department to raise public awareness of fire safety.1

 

Background

Introduced by the Fire Services Department (FSD) in 1997, the Fire Safety Ambassador Scheme aims at training volunteers from all walks of life to become Fire Safety Ambassadors (FSAs) and FSA Trainers to help disseminate fire protection messages in the community.

 

Mission

After receiving basic fire protection training and passing an examination, participants will be appointed as FSAs or FSA Trainers with the following missions:

  • To disseminate fire protection messages to the public.
  • To promote public awareness of fire safety.
  • To help abate or report fire hazards.
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Training Courses

Participants are required to attend a one-day FSA Course or a one-and-a-half-day FSA Trainer Course, in which they will be given fire safety talks, learn how to use fire extinguishers and fire hose reels, visit fire stations, and inspect fire service installations and equipment in buildings. The fire safety talks cover a range of topics including:

  • Introduction to the FSA Scheme
  • Organisation and functions of the FSD
  • Basic combustion theories
  • Common causes of fire and precautionary measures
  • What to do in case of fire
  • Fire hazards and reporting procedures
  • Fire service installations and equipment in buildings
  • Basic knowledge of dangerous goods
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Examination

Participants are required to attend a written examination after completing either course. They will be appointed as FSAs or FSA Trainers after passing the examination.

 

Appointment

Participants who have completed either course and passed the relevant written examination will be awarded a Certificate of Appointment of Fire Safety Ambassador or a Certificate of Appointment of Fire Safety Ambassador Trainer by the FSD and formally appointed as FSAs or FSA Trainers. Such appointments are valid for life. However, the FSD reserves the right to withdraw an appointment under special circumstances, for example, where FSAs or FSA Trainers misconduct themselves and jeopardise public interest or the reputation of the FSD, or where they have engaged in commercial activities in the name of FSAs or FSA Trainers.

 

Fire Safety Ambassador Club

The Fire Safety Ambassador Club was established on 1 June 1998 with the aim of connecting FSAs and FSA Trainers from various sectors of the community in a joint effort to take forward fire protection promotion activities, which include distribution of fire safety leaflets and visits to the Fire and Ambulance Services Academy and the Fire Services Communications Centre. Recreational activities like barbecues and karaoke nights are also held for mutual exchange and rapport building among members. Once appointed, all FSAs and FSA Trainers are automatically granted life membership of the club.

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