By Geng Xiaoyan
The Nationwide National Defense Education Day falls on September 15. The air raid warning for trail was carried out at 11:35 to further enhance the concept of national defense and awareness of civil defense. On that very day, the district carried out the air-defense evacuation drills and centralized publicity activities at Jingming Garden Community of Quyang Sub-district.
In the order of early warning, air raid alarm and alarm disarming, air raid warning was conducted in succession, lasted 28 minutes and ended at 12:03. With the early warning sounded, 500 community residents who participated in the drill were guided by the civil defense volunteers to evacuate from the residential building to the nearest civil defense site in an orderly manner. When the air raid alarm sounded, heavy smoke was emitted from the drill site. The command group immediately called in fire engines and ambulances for fire fighting and rescue, and the staff of special rescue center checked the safety of air on the site. When all clear, the residents were led by the civil defense volunteers to safely and orderly withdraw from the underground civil defense site and methodically return home along the former evacuation route.
Before the drill, the District Civil Defense Office also launched a concentrated publicity and education campaign on civil air defense at Jingming Garden Community to publicize the relevant knowledge of civil air defense, attracting many citizens to learn it. The District Health and Family Planning Committee, the District Education Bureau, the Hongkou Fire Detachment and Traffic Police Detachment and other units actively participated in the drill.