(Text by Reporter Huang Jingjing) The reporter has learnt from Politics and Law Committee of the CPC Jing’an District Committee, Shanghai Municipal Public Security Bureau Jing’an District Branch, Shanghai Municipal Fire Department Jing’an District Branch and other departments that the whole district would strictly implement the stipulation that fireworks and firecrackers are banned in areas within the Outer Ring in the “Regulations on Safety Management of Fireworks and Firecrackers in Shanghai”, spare no effort to do a good job of management and control of source safety, focus on cracking down behaviors of illegally transporting, storing, selling and setting off fireworks and firecrackers according to the requirement of “remaining the same aims, the same standards and the same measures” to practically realize “Zero Set-off of Fireworks and Firecrackers” and “Zero Fire Disasters” arising from fireworks and crackers and guarantee the urban public security with all strength.
Convening the Special-subject Deployment Meeting for the Whole District
On 26 December, Jing’an District Convened the Mobilization and Deployment Meeting of Prevention and Control in Social Side as well as the Firework and Firecracker Safety Management and Control Work during the New Year’s Day Holiday and the Spring Festival Holiday in 2018. District leaders including Zhao Ruqing and Pan Zihan attended the meeting.
The meeting emphasized that we should practically enhance our sense of responsibility and urgency in working at a high level of earnestly implementing and putting into practice the spirits of the 19th National Congress of the CPC; deeply implement and put into practice the requirements of and CPC Shanghai Committee and Shanghai Municipal Government, practically reinforce the fine management of the urban area as well as deeply carry out large-scale investigation and large-scale renovation, promote the troubleshooting of conflicts and disputes, strengthen public order patrol and prevention and control in social side, intensify management and control of key elements for public security and consolidate the management and control results of fireworks and firecrackers, to ensure the safety and stability of the whole district in social side during the New Year’s Day Holiday and Spring Festival Holiday; refine working measures and facilitate the duty fulfillment to make sure that each work is put in place by one-hundred percent.
Strengthening the cracking down through multidisciplinary cooperation
The “Regulations on Safety Management of Fireworks and Firecrackers in Shanghai”, which has been formally implemented since January 1 last year, specifies the prohibition of selling and setting off fireworks and firecrackers within the Out Ring for the first time, and is strictly performed by most citizens. Jing’an Police reminds citizens that besides on holidays and festivals, fireworks and firecrackers are also prohibited in weddings as well as store openings for business. Once finding that some citizen set off fireworks and firecrackers in prohibited areas, the police will confiscate his fireworks and firecrackers, and fine him a penalty of CNY 100 to CNY 200, which could be CNY 200 to CNY 500 in serious cases.
At present, Shanghai Municipal Public Security Bureau Jing’an District Branch has intensified the work on inspecting, confiscating, cracking down as well as penalizing illegal fireworks and firecrackers. The local police stations as well as comprehensive grid law enforcement power jointly inspect and confiscate illegally transported fireworks and firecrackers, combined with the daily patrol as well as management and control work. The traffic police departments reinforce the inspection on regional road transport, especially the contingent inspection in key areas; Shanghai Railway Station implements the system of “security check before entering the station, security check on arrival, and tour inspection by the police”, and focuses on inspecting and penalizing the behavior of taking fireworks and firecrackers into Shanghai by public transportation.
Mobilizing 11, 000 volunteers in “orange waistcoat”
Over the years, the peak time of setting off fireworks and firecrackers in Shanghai is during the key periods such as New Year's Eve, Spring Festival's Eve, the day before Spring Festival's Eve, the fourth of January in lunar calendar and Lantern Festival. Hence, Jing’an District would further intensity the management and control work during the New Year’s Day Holiday and Spring Festival Holiday: centering on the safety management and control of fireworks and firecrackers on critical days such as December 31, 2017 (New Year's Eve), February 14, 2018 (the day before Spring Festival's Eve), February 15 (Spring Festival's Eve), February 19 (the fourth of January in lunar calendar), and March 2 (Lantern Festival), reinforcing the tour inspection and patrol in residential areas and key routes, and stopping the behavior of setting off fireworks and firecrackers illegally in time.
During the periods of “the two festivals”, there would be over 11, 000 peace-safeguarding volunteers participating in the management and control mission of fireworks and firecrackers throughout the district. Under the guidance of the police, they would help carry out the propaganda of “Regulations on Safety Management of Fireworks and Firecrackers in Shanghai” and propaganda of prohibiting the setting off of fireworks and firecrackers; cooperate to participate in the inspection work of illegally transported, stored and sold fireworks and firecrackers; participate in the work of safeguarding, patrolling, and dissuading in residential areas and key routes during key periods; mobilize the surrounding masses not to set off fireworks and firecrackers; guide citizens to transform their tradition of weddings as well as funerals, removals and store openings for business, and dissuade them from setting off fireworks and firecrackers to conform to stipulations and requirements.