Wed, November 09, 2011
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Nationwide drills to mark Fire Prevention Day

2011-11-09 04:43:55 GMT2011-11-09 12:43:55(Beijing Time)  China Daily

Beijing West Railway Station's voluntary fire brigades carry out firefighting and rescue exercises on Nov 8, one day before the nation's 21st Fire Prevention Day. [Photo/Xinhua]

A firefighter teaches students how to use fire extinguishers properly at Yanshan University, Qinhuangdao city, North China's Hebei province, on Nov 8, as part of the university's campaign to engage with the local fire brigade to improve fire safety awareness in foreign students. [Photo/Xinhua]

Teachers help children practice evacuating during a fire emergency drill at Copper Mine Kindergarten, Dexing city, East China's Jiangxi province, on Nov 8. [Photo/Xinhua]

Firefighters extinguish flames in a simulated chemical facility explosion in Zhengzhou city, Central China's Henan province, on Nov 8, as part of a campaign by the provincial fire brigade to practice emergency responses and coordination capability for future fire emergencies. [Photo/Xinhua]

Medical staff deliver emergency treatment during a fire drill in Chongqing municipality, Southwest China, on Nov 8. [Photo/Xinhua]

The station started the "119" Fire Safety Publicity Week campaign with a slogan: "Fire prevention should involve all people and life tops all."

Firefighters and station staff are working together to raise fire prevention awareness for passengers through drills, demonstration of rescue equipment and distribution of safety pamphlets.

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