The CAS Central
Command Centre (CASCCC) was established on 1 October,
1999 to centralize the incident control
function of the three Regional headquarters
in the former establishment with the aim to
further enhance operational efficiency.
work of the CASCCC is managed
by the Command Core which is headed by the
Deputy Commissioner/Operations and composed
of the Senior Assistant Commissioner/Operations,
the Chief Operations Officer (1),(2), the Principal
Staff Officer and six Command Teams. Each Command
Team has eight CAS officers at the rank of
the senior officer or section leader for call-out
service. The Command Core now has an establishment
of 53 officers.
Roles and Responsibilities
CAS is required
to undertake various duties and provide support
to the regular emergency forces and government
departments. When the Service is involved in
emergency duties, the Command Core assumes
the roles of operation command and coordination.
of rescue duties, the Duty Commander of the
CASCCC takes overall charge
of the command, control and resources deployment.
In emergencies, the CASCCC also acts as a liaison
point of CAS with other government departments,
non-government organisations and public utilities
The CASCCC often deploys
liaison officers to the control centres of other government
departments and the Emergency Monitoring
and Support Centre of the Security Bureau to
provide latest information about the Service
and coordinate with other emergency services.
Manning / Call-out
When the CASCCC is opened,
the Command Core will deploy the duty Commander, either
at the Regional, Force or Corps Commander level,
to take charge of the command and control of
the operation; while two deputy duty commanders,
who are under the same Region of the duty Commander
or deployed by the Service, will station at
the CASCCC to handle all kinds
of emergency work. The other team members will
assist in issuing deployment orders, keeping
record of events, coordinating with all the
duty personnel, updating all information for
the efficient maneuvering of the resources
by the duty Commander.
to the Command Core, the working units of
the Support Force such
as detachments from the Communications, Transport,
Welfare and Stores Companies are also directed
to provide supporting services to the field
units during operation.