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Safety strategy prepared for Beijing's National Day party

GOVERNMENT departments in the national capital are making arrangements to ensure safety for the upcoming National Day celebration.

At a news briefing in Beijing yesterday, the municipal fire control bureau deputy chief Luo Yuan said all firefighters' leave up until the holiday had been canceled.

"Nearly 6,000 police officers and 460 fire engines have been put on guard against fire hazards from Tuesday up to National Day on October 1," said the deputy chief.

Fireworks will be set off around Tian'anmen Square and in other designated areas for the National Day celebration and rehearsals, with the approval of the municipal government.

The municipal government ordered all rooftops and balconies of buildings in the vicinity of Tian'anmen Square and other nearby areas should be cleared of flammable materials in an August 28 announcement on fire disaster prevention and control measures.

The announcement also stipulated outer structures decorated with flammable, heat retentive and waterproof materials, as well as all visible holes and cracks should be covered up by nonflammable materials.

Landscaped areas should be watered near where fire works would be let off.

Social forces such as enforcers of bylaws and volunteers will be mobilized to help patrol designated areas around Tian'anmen Square.

Also, the municipal postal organization said different post offices across the city are to step up inspections of parcels and mail.

Materials banned from mail services include items such as weapons and ammunitions, explosives, flammables, corrosive materials, poisons, narcotics, biochemical products and infectious goods.

A spokesman from the municipal postal organization said China Post had asked workers with all postal organizations across the country to inspect mailed items in the presence of customers in a bid to guarantee safety.

"Customers who refuse inspections will not get mail service, and liquid chemicals, as well as other gases, liquids and powders not able to be recognized will not be accepted for mailing either," said the spokesman.

China will hold a host of activities in Beijing, including a military parade, to mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China on October 1.


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