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China: Emergency Response Launched to Combat Hunan Forest Fires


A forest fire that raged over 26 hours has been brought under control in China's Hunan province. It has made some sixty families homeless, but no casualties have been reported.The fire started January23 Thursday afternoon in an autonomous county. Most of the population are ethnic groups, and the wooden structure of their traditional houses caught fire easily, increasing the challenge for fire fighters. The State Headquarters for Forest Fire Control on January 24 Friday launched a minor-level emergency response to deal with the spate of forest fires in the country's south and southwest areas. Since January 23 Thursday there have been 46 blaze
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China: China Issues Emergency Response for Forest Fires


Beijing: The State Headquarters for Forest Fire Control on January 24 Friday issued a fourth-level emergency response plan to cope with the raging forest fires in the country's south and southwest regions. A total of 46 forest fires occurred in 5 provincial-level regions of China, including Hunan, Jiangxi and Guangdong Provinces, where lasting drought and high temperatures have left large amounts of flammable debris in forested areas. The headquarters urged all related sectors to make all efforts to put out the fires as soon as possible to save lives and reduce losses. China has four levels of emergency response plans for forest fires with
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China: Longyan Airport Holds Drill to Improve Emergency Preparedness


Liancheng county Public Security Bureau, firefighters, traffic police, armed police - and other emergency responders - recently took part in a joint drill at Guanzhishan Airport, focusing on simulations of a hijacking, handling explosive devices, fires and medical emergencies – with the aim of improving the airport’s ability to handle such emergencies.  The drill focused on the response, decision-making and organization and coordination abilities of the airport - especially the information transmission efficiency of all units - with the aim of ensuring the safety of passengers.
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China: Healthy, Clean and Hardworking


While most people celebrated the Spring Festival by journeying to their homes or dining with families, some had to remain hard at work. The Global Times visited three groups who in different ways, helped keep the city alive and thriving over the period when most of us enjoyed time off. The emergency department at Zhongshan Hospital is the largest hospital emergency department in East China, treating more than 1,300 patients every day. Thirty-one doctors and 140 nurses work there and they all work shifts over the Spring Festival - with the outpatients departments closed, the emergency staff have to cover for any patients seeking treatment tha
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China: First Aid Center sued


A 24-year-old man surnamed Zhao died from severe craniocerebral injury in March 2012; his parents sued the Beijing Red Cross Emergency Rescue Center (999) for preventing Zhao from receiving timely treatment. The couple sought compensation of about 900,000 Yuan ($148,490), the Legal Mirror reported. The rescue center said they had warned the family that Zhao's situation could deteriorate and was possibly life-threatening, but Zhao's family insisted on taking him home and refused to let him be transferred to the hospital. According to the certifying institution, the rescue center was at fault but not directly responsible f
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