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Disciplinary forces training schools open for public on National Security Education Day
     In support of the National Security Education Day on April 15 organised by the Committee for Safeguarding National Security of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), the five training schools of the HKSAR Government disciplinary forces will be open for public on that day. The activity aims to enhance members of the public’s understanding of the disciplinary forces’ facilities and training as well as their work in safeguarding national security. Members of the public can register online for the free admission tickets starting today (April 1).
     The open day event will be held at the Correctional Services Department Staff Training Institute, the Hong Kong Customs College, the Fire and Ambulance Services Academy, the Hong Kong Police College and the Immigration Service Institute of Training and Development. Event details are as follows:
The Correctional Services Department Staff Training Institute
     The Institute will showcase the staff's professional work and its "smart training" model. Programmes will include performances by the Regional Response Team, foot drill demonstrations by the Guard of Honour, performances by the Dog Unit, experience of "e-theater" and game booths. An exhibition on national security education and a photo corner will also be set up.
The Hong Kong Customs College
     Exhibition panels showcasing the Customs and Excise Department's work and effectiveness in safeguarding national security will be displayed. Other programmes include professional foot drill performances, guided tours of the College, demonstrations by the Customs detector dogs, display of professional equipment, visits to the Professional Development Training Block and outdoor firing range, as well as virtual reality experience.
The Fire and Ambulance Services Academy
     The Academy's training facilities and the Fire and Ambulance Services Education Centre cum Museum will be open for public visit. The Academy will also arrange demonstrations of the “three basic skills on emergency preparedness”, which include ways to use fire extinguisher, demonstration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and emergency evacuation experience.
     The Government Flying Service will display its latest multi-purpose H175 helicopter, rescue equipment and underslung fire buckets used for distinguishing hill fires at the venue. Introductions of the emergency support services and related equipment will also be arranged.
The Hong Kong Police College
     Apart from professional foot drill performances, the Police Band performances and anti-terrorism exercises, there will also be exhibitions on national security education and cyber ​​security, display of specialised vehicle and armored vehicle, equipment display and sharing by frontline personnel of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Bureau, the Railway Response Team and Marine Region, roadblock and equipment display by the Emergency Unit, virtual reality experience and interactions with Police dog, etc.
The Immigration Service Institute of Training and Development (ISITD)
     The ISITD Training Gallery and various training facilities will be open for public visit. Various game booths will be set up. In addition, there will be professional foot drill demonstrations by the Immigration Department's Departmental Contingent and performances by the Immigration Band.
     The open day will have morning and afternoon sessions. Members of the public can view the activity details of each training school and register for admission tickets online on the National Security Education Day's dedicated website (www.nsed.gov.hk/) (available in Chinese only). The online registration period started from today until April 3, to be followed by a computer ballot at noon on April 4. Successful applicants will receive an SMS notification from the organiser.
     This event is free of charge. Members of the public are encouraged to seize the opportunity to learn more about the Government disciplinary forces and experience the forces' capabilities of preventing and withstanding security risks, so as to understand their work in safeguarding national security from various aspects.
Ends/Thursday, April 1, 2021
Issued at HKT 20:29
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