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- 7.23(Tue) Terror and Disaster Response Drills-
To improve the security of the 2019 Chungju World Martial Arts Mastership, emergency services held a consolidated anti-terror and disaster assistance training simulation in front of Chungju Stadium on July 23rd, 2:30 PM.
The 2019 Chungju World Martial Arts Mastership Committee gathered the Chungju Firefighting Force, National Intelligence Service, Korean Army and Special Forces, police, 119 emergency services, Red Cross Society for the training.
Among those who participated were Chairperson Lee Si-jong (Chungbok-do Governor), Chungju Mayor Cho Gilhyung, Chungbukdo Council Vice-president Shim Gi-bo, and Chungju City Council President Heo Yong-ok. Counting the region's chief engineer, Army commander, Chungju Firefighters Assocation, director of the National Emergency Management Agency, police, and Chungju medical and emergeny staff, the total number of participants were 460.
The terrorism drills emulating athletes and participants being taken hostage, fires from explosions, and property damage were conducted in Chungju Stadium. Police and army worked together to practice these drills.
Following the terrorism scenario, the committee, Army, police, firefighting force and others totaling 30 institutions are to contact 119 and alarm the surroundings. They also faced terrorism scenarios indoors and on buses. Bomb disposal and retrieval was tested alongside drone-assisted situation assessment for high tech tools for protocol.
Fire rescue protocol was also tested. In situations anticipating a second explosion, joint emergency services practiced expedient rescue with the joint emergency services. Through the first drill, emergency services created a joint policy to follow and there are plans to install more methods of emergency escape and helicopter paths for emergency rescue.
Through the simulations, the Masterships' responsiveness to disaster has been sensitized and by testing cases of terror and accidents, the competition and emergency services can conduct a safe competition.
Chairperson Lee Si-jong urged the joint services to do their best "to ensure the safety of those who seek Chungju from either locally or abroad for 2019 Chungju World Martials Arts Masterships."
The 2019 Chungju World Martial Arts Mastership running from August 30th to September 6th will have 20 events with over 4000 athletes and staff from 100 countries.