Welcome Message from the
Chief Staff Officer and
Deputy Commissioner (Ops.),
Civil Aid Service
Welcome to the Civil Aid Service
The CAS is an auxiliary emergency
service financed by the government. It is formed by over
3,700 members from the Hong Kong community. The Service's
primary duty is to augment the regular front-line emergency
forces in the event of natural disasters and other emergencies.
It also provides various community services such as crowd
management for community activities, fire-prevention patrols
in country parks, and provision of training on mountain hiking
safety to the public.
The CAS also runs a youth
service, viz: the CAS Cadet Corps, which comprises more than
4,000 young people aged 12 to 17. Through various disciplinary
and vocational training as well as community services, Corps
members are provided with opportunities to develop their
leadership, to exploit their latent talents, and to learn
about discipline and civic responsibilities.
The following pages provide
more detailed information about the CAS. We strive to better
serve the community of Hong Kong and we welcome people from
all walks of life to join us.
Mr. CHEUNG Tat-yin, Terry
Staff Officer, Civil Aid Service