Firefighter Cheung was a member of the Hong Kong Fire Department. He was a senior station officer.
Thomas and numerous other firefighters were attending a four alarm fire at the Ngau Tau Kok industrial storage building on June 21st.
He and another firefighter were inside the building when they were overcome by a sudden rise in temperature and a large volume of smoke. The other firefighter managed to escape and reported the situation. He lost contact with Thomas Cheung. Thomas was soon found unconscious.
He was rushed to a nearby hospital where, tragically, he died of his injuries.
Four other firefighters suffered smoke inhalation.
Thomas had attended St. Paul's Anglican College in Hong Kong. He was a graduate of Hong Kong University.
If you would like to donate to the Cheung family to help with expenses you can do so by bank transfer to:
St. Paul's College Alumni Association:
Account name: St. Paul’s College Alumni Association
Account number: 026-108142-001
Friends describe Thomas as hard-working, very professional, and a man who was kind-spirited and caring of others.
|Pray for Thomas and for|
those who have lost him.
Thomas' loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He was brave and selfless. He did his best. He was greatly loved. He will be forever mourned.
Thomas is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his wife and his infant son.
Thank you for your service to Hong Kong, Thomas.
Pray for all who die in the line of duty.
Pray for all who die suddenly. They are with us one moment and are gone before we can say goodbye.
Pray that Thomas is in Heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.