Top billing for five star firemen

Firemen are wired to respond in an instant to an emergency even when the heat's off, as an incident in Kwai Chung has shown in an all-action video. Five firemen passing by in a Fire Services vehicle piled out its doors and dashed into action when a minivan lacking a driver rolled backward on...



Monday, September 20, 2021

Firemen are wired to respond in an instant to an emergency even when the heat's off, as an incident in Kwai Chung has shown in an all-action video.
Five firemen passing by in a Fire Services vehicle piled out its doors and dashed into action when a minivan lacking a driver rolled backward on sloping Lei Muk Road after the man who had been behind the wheel and a woman alighted to unload goods outside a warehouse without applying the handbrake properly. While the firemen could do no more than help the driver wrestle the van to a slowdown and into railings, the team effort could have prevented the runaway hitting someone. And the action made a big impression on the driver of a car parking on Lei Muk Street who captured the drama on his dashcam. "The firemen acted quickly and professionally," he said in a note accompanying the footage on YouTube. "They really did help citizens with all their hearts and are worth praising."