Through Thick and Thin: 150 Years of the Hong Kong Fire Services
2018.09.19 - 2018.10.22
Hong Kong Museum of History
1/F Main Lobby
The history of fire and ambulance services in Hong Kong can be traced back to 1868, when the Hong Kong Fire Brigade was formally established. Over the past 150 years, the Hong Kong Fire Services Department, undaunted by fire and various other challenges, has continued to thrive and develop into a well-established and professional department with over 10,000 members of staff. Significant improvements in various services have been made such as firefighting, rescue, ambulance services, fire prevention, mobilisation and communications. The remarkable progress made has fulfilled the mission of protecting the lives and properties of Hong Kong citizens.
This exhibition has been specifically planned as one of the events to celebrate the important milestone of the 150th anniversary of the Hong Kong Fire Services Department. The exhibition recalls the history and development of Hong Kong's fire and ambulance services through artefacts, precious pictures, video programmes and interactive games.