Open days promote national security

April 14, 2024

In support of National Security Education Day on April 15, the Fire Services Department, the Customs & Excise Department and the Civil Aid Service held open days to promote national security education and showcase departmental achievements.


At the Fire Services Department’s open day at the Fire & Ambulance Services Academy in Tseung Kwan O, exhibition boards and game booths on national security were set up to enhance public understanding of the importance of national security. A flag-raising ceremony was also held with the department’s Guard of Honour performing a Chinese-style foot drill.


Secretary for Justice Paul Lam and Secretary for Security Tang Ping-keung toured the exhibitions and watched performances.


Simulation training facilities, a simulated Pak Shing Kok railway station, the Fire & Ambulance Services Education Centre & Museum and the National Security Education & Resource Centre were open to the public today. Visitors could also obtain information on the department’s recruitment exercise and try the physical fitness test for recruitment.


Meanwhile, the Customs College open day featured a wide range of activities, including an exhibition on national security education, game booths, a National Security Cup 3x3 basketball tournament as well as performances by the Customs & Excise Department Band, Guards of Honour, Dragon & Lion Dance Team and Detector Dog Team. Specially-made sweet buns and milk tea carrying the message of safeguarding national security were also distributed to visitors.


The event was attended by Chief Secretary Chan Kwok-ki, Mr Tang and Under Secretary for Security Michael Cheuk.


Other programmes included a display of the vehicle X-ray inspection system, guided tours and the Cave Automatic Virtual Environment System experience.


For the Civil Aid Service’s open day joined by over 3,000 visitors, an exhibition and two talks were held to raise public awareness of national security.


Deputy Financial Secretary Michael Wong officiated at the open day and the opening ceremony of the Civil Aid Service National Security Education Exhibition Centre.


Apart from the sessions on national security education, visitors enjoyed a mountain search-and-rescue demonstration, a foot drill performance, a military music performance and a bicycle show by Civil Aid Service members.

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