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Fire Safety Command

7/F, North Wing, Fire Services Headquarters Building,
1 Hong Chong Road, Kowloon.

Assistant Director (Fire Safety)
Tel:  2170 9595
  • overall management of the Fire Safety Command
  • application of prescriptive requirements and standards in relation to fire prevention/protection matters
  • initiation and/or evaluation of fire engineering researches in relation to fire prevention/protection work
  • promotion of the most effective fire prevention/protection means available to keep pace with the development of Hong Kong
  • improvement of the fire safety measures in prescribed commercial premises, and commercial, industrial and private buildings
  • dissemination of fire safety messages to the general public
  • formulation and review of fire prevention/protection policies, instructions, codes of practice, legislation, etc.
  • investigation of building fire safety complaints, except complaints about licensed premises and dangerous goods
  • formulation and certification of fire safety standards for new buildings and alterations to buildings

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Due to the rapid increase in workload on fire protection and prevention in recent years, the Fire Protection Command has been split into two, namely the Licensing & Certification Command and the Fire Safety Command, with effect from 1.6.1999. The Fire Safety Command is responsible for drawing up fire safety policies, enforcing fire safety regulations, enhancing public awareness on fire safety, upgrading of fire safety in old buildings and vetting of loans for fire safety improvement works.


The Building Improvement Division 1 is responsible for enforcing
the Fire Safety (Commercial Premises) Ordinance and the Fire Safety (Buildings) Ordinance pertaining to the upgrading of fire safety measures in prescribed commercial premises, specified commercial buildings, old composite buildings and domestic buildings on Hong Kong Island and in the Islands, Kwun Tong, Wong Tai Sin and Kowloon City District Council Districts.


The Building Improvement Division 2 is responsible for enforcing
the Fire Safety (Commercial Premises) Ordinance and the Fire Safety (Buildings) Ordinance pertaining to the upgrading of fire safety measures in prescribed commercial premises, specified commercial buildings, old composite buildings and domestic buildings in Kowloon (except the Kwun Tong, Wong Tai Sin and Kowloon City District Council Districts) and the New Territories Region.

The Building Improvement Division 3 is responsible for taking enforcement actions against fire hazards identified in industrial buildings.  The Division also handles building fire safety complaints, except complaints about licensed premises and dangerous goods, and conducts related inspections.  To improve the fire safety of old composite buildings thoroughly, the Special Enforcement Unit under the Division conducts proactive inspections of such buildings and takes enforcement actions against irregularities identified.

The Railway Development Strategy (RDS) Division was established on 2.4.2001. The Division is responsible for scrutinizing consultancy studies reports, vetting of building plans and formulation of fire safety requirements and recommendations in respect of the new railway infrastructure projects under the Railway Development Strategy (RDS 2000) and alternation and addition works for all existing railway lines.


The New Projects Division, in co-operation with the Buildings Authority, is responsible for vetting of building plans and formulating of fire safety requirements in respect of new buildings and alteration and addition works for existing buildings in accordance with the standards set out in the Code of Practice for Minimum Fire Service Installations and Equipment.


The Support Division is responsible for formulating, reviewing and updating departmental policies on building fire safety improvement. Besides, the Division also provides administrative support to the Fire Safety Command Headquarters and handles general enquiries, as well as exerting great effort in public education of fire protection which aims at enhancing community involvement in promoting fire safety and fire prevention at district levels. A territory-wide fire protection publicity campaign with a main theme will be held annually. In addition, the Division provides logistic support to Operational Commands and co-ordinates cross-Command fire prevention activities where necessary. It is also responsible for administering the Fire Safety Ambassador Scheme for the participation of general public.


The Loan Scheme Supporting Team co-ordinates loans for fire safety improvement works under the Building Safety Loan Scheme, the purpose of which is to provide loans to owners of all types of private (including domestic, composite, commercial and industrial) buildings or part thereof, who may wish to obtain financial assistance in carrying out works for improving the fire safety of their premises or buildings.


 

 

 

 

 









 

 

 

 


 


Building Improvement Division 1

10/F, Two ChinaChem Exchange Square,
338 King's Road, North Point, Hong Kong.

11/F, Eastern Law Courts Building,
29 Tai On Street, Sai Wan Ho, Hong Kong.

Senior Divisional Officer
Tel: 2807 9199
  • Enforce relevant legislation pertaining to the upgrading of fire safety measures in prescribed commercial premises, specified commercial buildings, old composite buildings and domestic buildings on Hong Kong Island and in the Islands, Kwun Tong, Wong Tai Sin and Kowloon City District Council Districts.

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Building Improvement Division 2

6/F, Fire Services Department Mongkok Office Building,
42 Tai Kok Tsui Road, Kowloon.

Senior Divisional Officer
Tel: 2272 9177
  • Enforce relevant legislation pertaining to the upgrading of fire safety measures in prescribed commercial premises, specified commercial buildings, old composite buildings and domestic buildings in Kowloon (except the Kwun Tong, Wong Tai Sin and Kowloon City District Council Districts) and the New Territories Region.

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Building Improvement Division 3

7/F, North Wing, Fire Services Headquarters Building,
1 Hong Chong Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon.

6/F, Fire Services Department Mongkok Office Building,
42 Tai Kok Tsui Road, Kowloon.

Senior Divisional Officer
Tel: 2170 9625
  • Conduct proactive inspections of industrial buildings and old composite buildings across the territory and take enforcement actions against irregularities identified.
  • Handle building fire safety complaints, except complaints about licensed premises and dangerous goods, and conduct related inspections.

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Support Division

North Wing, 7/F, Fire Services Headquarters Building,
1 Hong Chong Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon

Senior Divisional Officer
Tel: 2170 9500
  • To formulate, review and update the departmental policies on upgrading of building fire safety.
  • To formulate long term strategies in promoting public fire safety education.
  • To implement departmental policies on the publicity work of fire prevention and public education on fire safety.
  • To provide administrative support to the Fire Safety Command Headquarters.
  • To handle public general enquiries, and provide advice and general information on upgrading of building fire safety to the public.
  • To co-ordinate with other government departments in enhancing fire prevention publicity work in the community.
  • To organise various types of fire safety publicity activities and administer the Fire Safety Ambassador Schem and Building Fire Safety Envoy Scheme.
  • To assist and provide necessary support to the District Fire Safety Committees of Home Affairs Department for promoting fire safety awareness of the general public at district level.
  • To liaise with the Information Services Department for the production of publicity programs.
  • To coordinate with all hospitals/clinics in fire safety matters and fire prevention activities.
  • To provide logistic support to Operational Commands and co-ordinate cross-Command fire prevention activities if necessary.

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Railway Development Strategy Division

2/F, Tung Lo Wan Fire Station, 111 Victoria Park Road,
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Senior Divisional Officer
Tel: 2259 6211
  • To formulate Fire Services requirements & recommendations in respect of the new railway infrastructure projects, including:

    • The Railway Development Strategy (RDS 2000)

      • Shatin to Central Link
      • South Island Line (East)
      • West Island Line
      • Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link
      • Kwun Tong Line Extension
  • To formulate Fire Services requirements & recommendations in respect of alternation and addition works for all existing railway lines.
  • To advise architects and engineers regarding building materials, fire equipment, fire resistant & retardant properties of materials.
  • To ensure that the fire service installations are designed, installed and provided in accordance with Codes of Practice for Minimum Fire Service Installations & Equipment and Inspections, Testing & Maintenance of Installations & Equipment.
  • To review and update the Guidelines on Formulation of Fire Safety Requirements for New Railway Infrastructures for facilitating the stakeholders of the railway industry to adopt a consistent fire safety design.

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New Projects Division

10/F, Fire Services Headquarters Building,
1 Hong Chong Road, Kowloon.

Senior Divisional Officer
Tel: 2733 7666
  • Formulation of fire safety requirements for new buildings & alteration and addition works to existing buildings
  • Endorsement of general building plans and the issue of certificate following satisfactory incorporation of fire service installations into plans
  • Advising Authorised Persons & consultants on fire safety matters
  • Endorsement/vetting of fire service installation plans

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Loan Scheme Supporting Team

9/F, North Wing, Fire Services Headquarters Building,
1 Hong Chong Road, Kowloon.

Chief Executive Officer
Tel: 2733 7804
  • To co-ordinate the vetting of applications for loans for fire safety installations and equipment works, including fire safety building works, under the Building Safety Loan Scheme.
  • To provide administrative support to the Director of Fire Services in determining the approval of such loan applications.
  • To answer enquiries on the Loan Scheme.

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Administration Group

7/F, North Wing, Fire Services Headquarters Building,
1 Hong Chong Road, Kowloon.

Executive Officer
Tel: 2170 9688
  • To provide administrative support to the Fire Safety Command.

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