Miniature fire trucks and ambulances

Hong Kong is a big city.

Neon lights on Tung Choi Street, Mongkok

With fire and ambulance stations like any other city.

Passing Tai Po East fire station

Fire trucks.

Hong Kong Fire Services Department Light Rescue Unit (LRU)

And ambulances.

Hong Kong ambulance

But the streets of Hong Kong’s outlying islands are far narrower.

Main street of Cheung Chau: bikes are the main mode of transport

So they use miniature fire trucks.

Miniature fire engine on the narrow streets of Peng Chau

And ambulances – but operating out of full sized fire stations.

Miniature ambulance departs the full sized fire station on Peng Chau

Quite the contrast!

Footnote

The Hong Kong Fire Services Department provides ambulance services in Hong Kong, and as well as conventional road vehicles, also has motorcycle paramedics.

Motorcycle paramedic speeds down the wrong side of Nathan Road

Who can dart through traffic.

Motorcycle paramedic approaches Nathan Road

To get to emergencies quicker.

Motorcycle paramedic speeds down the wrong side of Nathan Road

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