Emergency drills conducted in Gwangju to make sure FINA World Aquatics Championships …


Safety will always be the top priority at
a major sporting event such as the upcoming world aquatics championships in Gwangju,…
which plans to accommodate more than 200-thousand spectators from all corners of the world…
during the 17-day event. Our Won Jung-hwan at the main swimming stadium
for us tonight,… to tell us more about how the organizers plan to keep everyone safe. When it comes to safety, there are no prizes
for second place. With less than 5 days until the 2019 FINA
World Aquatics Championships,… the organizers are working to make sure the event is safer
and more secure than ever. On Tuesday, emergency drills were held at
Nambu University Municipal Aquatics Center, the main venue of the 2019 FINA World Aquatics
Championships,… the first aquatics center in the country to adopt a state-of-the-art
automated operating system to ensure the best water quality. It is known as one of the most user-friendly
swimming facilities in Asia. Organizers have conducted drills to prepare
for any type of safety or security incident that could happen during the global event
which begins this Friday. When the siren goes off at the stadium,…
fire fighters guide volunteers and officials step by step so everyone can calmly and safely
escape. “We’ve been conducting these kinds of emergency
drills since early June and this is our third time,… Since most of the stadiums built for the Championships
are new and temporary, visitors and even staff are not familiar with the sites. That is why we are repeating the drills to
increase our preparedness when needed” After evacuating successfully from the stadium,…
volunteers were also taught how to perform CPR. And the counter-terror agency was also present
to explain how they will conduct anti-terror drills near the sites to prepare in case of
terror-related issues during the world swimming championships. “To make sure all those visitors from around
the globe are safe and secure, more than 2-thousand-5-hundred police officers and fire fighters will cover
every corner of the sites every day until the games end. Won Jung-hwan, Arirang News Gwangju.”

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