Air defense evacuation drills in Xuhui district
September 16 was the 17th National Defense Education Day in China, and also an air defense warning test day in Shanghai. The Shanghai Municipal Civil Defense Office and the Xuhui district government carried out evacuation exercises for high-rise workers in the Caohejing Hi-tech Park Saturday.
The Shanghai civil defense special rescue center displayed escape routes; medical personnel at the scene carried out psychological counseling. Red Cross workers also simulated cardiopulmonary resuscitation and wound-bandaging techniques.
Shanghai also carried out a series of activities on air defense by organizing public welfare activities, academic salons, summer camps, social practices and voluntary activities and knowledge competitions to strengthen the concept of national defense, the awareness of civil air defense and improve protection skills.