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Most security volunteers trained

Updated:2008-06-05 18:37 | Source:

  (BEIJING, May 14) -- More than 6,000 security volunteers for the Beijing Olympic Games have undergone special training since April 2008, it was learned at a mock drill on Wednesday.

  A number of security volunteers took part in security checks for "Good Luck Beijing" sports events in 2007 and 2008 to test the readiness of the Olympic venues and the organizing staff for the forthcoming Olympics.

  About 7,000 volunteers will be needed to help deal with security matters during the Beijing Olympic Games (August 8-24) and Paralympic Games (September 6-17). They will mainly engage in screening spectators and vehicles using an X-ray machine and two metal detectors. On average, they must screen 800 spectators per hour.

  "Every volunteer should receive all-round training in the use of polite language, psychological diathesis, use of equipment, display of skills and on-site response," said Li Hong, a special anti-explosion police officer.

  The training program was launched in March 2007. Since then a 14-member coaching team has undertaken training using an anti-explosion handbook, which covers knowledge of explosives, security screening etiquette, English skills and all skills needed for personal searches and vehicle checks.

Editor : LiuAnqi

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