Last week the ARFF community lost a good man. Chief Alvin Lee Fook Wing of the Airport Emergency Service at Changi Airport, Singapore passed away on April 7th at the young age of 52 after a long battle with cancer.

Chief Lee had been in the law enforcement & emergency services field for the last 25 years – first as a Senior Police Officer in the Singapore Police Force (SPF) and then as Chief of Changi Airport Emergency Service (AES). He also served as Head of Planning, Commander Military and Commander Civil where he was responsible for the rescue and firefighting operations at the 4 Military air bases in Singapore.  He was also responsible for the Changi and Seletar Airports’ Emergency Plans as well as to conduct exercises to ensure the robustness and currency of their Emergency Plans.

Chief Lee has many friends in the ARFF community, including many of us in the ARFF Working Group, and has been described as a very humble guy who was very well respected.

Quoting one of his friends and colleagues, “Dear Alvin, please Rest In Peace. You have done very well in career. You have manifested your forte. Your contributions and services will be remembered and you will be missed.”

Our thoughts, prayers and deepest condolences to his family, loved ones and friends and colleagues for their loss. May he Rest in Peace