- Title: HONG KONG: FIREFIGHTERS TAKE TINY TRUCKS TO TACKLE TROUBLE
- Date: 1st May 1991
- Summary: CHEUNG CHAU, HONG KONG (APRIL 30, 1991) 1. GV TRACKING SHOT HARBOUR, BOATS 0.07 2. SVS PULLBACK PEOPLE WALK IN NARROW STREETS (2 SHOTS) 0.16 3. CU TANNOY 0.19 4. SVS PAN DOWN FIREFIGHTER DESCENDS POLE, AND PRESSES BUTTON; TRUCK PULLS AWAY (3 SHOTS) 0.30 5. SVS TRUCKS DRIVE THROUGH STREETS, FIREMEN RUNNING (3 SHOTS) 0.44 6. SVS ZOOM IN AND GV FIREMEN DRILLING (6 SHOTS) 1.03 7. SVS AMBULANCE (2 SHOTS) 1.13 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Reuters ID: LVA1WZY2EJLUM4QUFTXZGZBW0GX5
- Location: HONG KONG
- Country: Hong Kong
- Duration: 00:01:13
- Topics: General
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- Story Text: HONG KONG
When fire breaks out on the maze-like outlying Hong Kong island of Cheung Chau, residents of even the narrowest streets can rest assured that firefighters will come to their aid -- running behind one of the world's smallest fire trucks.
Cheung Chau is one of several islands in the British colony equipped with mini engines designed specifically to operate in rural areas or tiny streets that normal-sized trucks cannot reach.
Although only 2.6 metres long by 1.2 metres wide (eight by four feet), the vehicles carry all the equipment needed to tackle major fires -- but not the firefighters, who have to run.
Casualties in a fire are catered for too, because Cheung Chau also has one of the world's smallest ambulances.
<strong>Source: REUTERS - GARY LING</strong>
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- Embargoed:16th May 1991 13:00