Fire drill launched at Tongji University
Updated: 2017-06-15

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Overseas students listen to a lecture on fire safety at Tongji University in Shanghai on June 6. Delivered by Zhu Xinjian, an officer at the school's security department, the lecture is part of a fire drill held by the International School of Tongji University. [Photo provided to study-shanghai.org]

The International School of Tongji University held a fire drill on June 6, aiming to enhance its overseas students' safety awareness and emergency response capabilities.

The drill began with Zhu Xinjian, an officer at the school's security department, delivering a lecture on fire control and protection.

Zhu illustrated several case studies and shared vivid pictures and personal experiences to help increase the students' safety awareness.

He put special emphasis on regularly checking for potential security problems, and explained in detail how to use the school's fire extinguishers and emergency exits.

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Zhu Xinjian, an officer at the security department of Tongji University, shows the overseas students how to use a fire extinguisher on June 6. [Photo provided to study-shanghai.org]

The fire alarm was then sounded, and the students carried out a series of practice activities, such as calling the police and firefighting.

The students showed great interest in putting out the fire, and after several attempts, they were able to manage several emergency situations.

The students regarded the drill very "interesting and impressive", which not only helped to enlarge their basic knowledge, but also offered them hands-on experiences.

"It is always better practicing rather than seeing," one student said.

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Overseas students from Tongji University work together to put out a fire. [Photo provided to study-shanghai.org]

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