The Saifu City Museum, located in the Jiangbei New Area of Nanjing, is introducing its first disaster preparedness program that offers participants real-life emergency rescue experience. Whether a person is stuck in an elevator, on a subway that has caught on fire, or wherever an earthquake has struck, this new facility simulates genuine emergency situations and prepares its visitors for it all.
Following on from its rollout in Hangzhou in Zhejiang province a year ago, Yu Demiao, head of the Pavilion at Saifu City Museum, states that this will be the first disaster preparedness experience to be offered in Jiangsu province, and one which allows visitors to experience a “real operation”, reported the Nanjing Daily.
Fully equipped with facilities to simulate emergency conditions, together with search and rescue equipment, the program mirrors disaster preparedness programs that are now popping up throughout the world to prepare people in the event of a real-life disaster.
Although this is the first such program to take place in Nanjing, a seminar on earthquake disaster and emergency rescue for developing countries was held at Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology back in September of 2016. The event focused more on disasters in developing countries, while the upcoming Saifu City Museum program is aimed at preparing visitors for more common disasters that may occur in everyday situations such as being stuck in a fire or trapped in an elevator.
Constructed by Jiangsu Xianheng International Science and Technology Development Co., Ltd., Saifu City Museum is located in Nanjing Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone. The venue will be open to the public free of charge during a trial period, while “disasters” are predicted to commence at the end of May.