Chinese across country conduct fire drills, safety exercises
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Thursday marks the 14th National Disaster Prevention and Reduction Day in China. This year's theme is "reducing disaster risk and protecting a beautiful home." Students and rescue units across China staged hands-on sessions to raise awareness in dealing with risk and disasters.

Fire rescue teams practices for a flood and earthquake in Xiannyu Lake, Xinyu, Jiangxi Province, on Thursday. (Photos: People's Daily)

A policeman shows students how to use a lifebuoy in Kezhou, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, on Wednesday. Students are taught to rescue themselves and each other in the silty wetland.

A firefighter shows fire extinguishers to children at a kindergarten in Songtao Miao autonomous county, Guizhou Province, on Wednesday.

Pupils and their teacher conduct a school bus fire drill in Xinshi township, Zhejiang Province, on Wednesday.

A rescuer showcases first aid knowledge to students in Zhuolu county, Hebei Province, on Tuesday.

(Compiled by Dong Feng)