China to have subway fire brigade

May 8th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, May 8 (IANS) Police here will set up China’s first subway fire brigade to better ensure the safety of subway lines that millions use each day.

The brigade will be responsible for supervising, checking and eliminating fire hazards in Beijing’s 15 subway lines, conducting emergency rescue and fire-fighting missions, reports Xinhua.

The fire-fighting responsibilities of the subway lines are currently shouldered by the fire brigade of each district, depending on the location of the fire.

Beijing has 15 subways covering a length of 372 km. The highest number of daily subway riders has been 7.6 million.

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