The Civil Aid Service
(民安隊) in short is a civil organisation that assist in a variety of auxiliary emergency roles, including search and rescue operations in Hong Kong
- providing support to the government regular emergency forces on counter disaster activities, mountain search and rescue, flood rescue, countryside fire protection duties;
- providing crowd control and management services in major public functions;
- patrolling country parks and hiking trails and assisting people in need of help;
- staging performances to enhance public attention on major campaigns or activities organised by government departments and non-government organisations;
- providing training activities and professional services on mountain safety/rescue for government departments and non-government organisations and
CAS is funded by the Hong Kong Government and members wear uniforms.
Formed in 1952 under the British colonial government of Hong Kong (CAS Ordinance) and modelled after Civil Aid agencies in the United Kingdom.
As well, a youth section, CAS Cadet Corps, adds 3,232 volunteers to the regular 3,634 force.
The concept was introduced during British rule, an organization also found in Britain.
CAS are headed by the Commissioner (Dr. Norman Leung) Chief Staff Officer (Mr. CK. Liu).
- Deputy Commissioner - Ops, Admin and Support, Development and Youth
- Senior Assistant Commissioner
- Assistant Commissioner (Administration)
- Regional (Hong Kong, Kowloon, New Territories) / Cadet Corps / Support Force Commander
- Duputy Regional / Cadet Corps / Support Force Commander
- Assistant Regional Commander
- Company Commander
- Deputy Company Commander
- Platoon Commander
- Senior Section Leader
- Section Leader
- Deputy Section Leader
- Senior Member
- Cadet / Senior Cadet / Deputy Cadet Leader / Cadet Leader / Senior Cadet Leader
Hong Kong's Disciplined Services