June 22, 2016

Thomas Cheung - Firefighter Fatality - Hong Kong, China

Thomas Cheung
Firefighter Thomas Cheung, age 30, died in the line of duty on June 21, 2016, in Hong Kong, China.

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:
Bank: HSBC
Account name: St. Paul’s College Alumni Association
Account number: 026-108142-001
Please email scanned pay in slips to priscilla.fan@alumni.org.hk

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.
The Hong Kong Fire Department is in mourning over the death of their brother. He was a hero. He will be forever remembered.

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.

1 comment:

Sanctuary of Mary said...

Tragically, Senior fireman Samuel Hui Chi-kit, age 37, from the Kwun Tong fire station, also died fighting this terrible fire. Pray for him. He is a hero of Hong Kong.