Hongkong Sunday Herald.
Hongkong, April 16, 1939
Vol. XV., No. 789
HONG KONG SCHOOLS TO BUILD THEIR OWN DUG OUTS
Over 20,000 Residents Taking Active Part In A.R.P.
THIRTY AUXILIARY FIRE STATIONS TO BE ESTABLISHED
(Special To The "Sunday Herald")
STRIKING FIGURES OF THE PROGRESS ACHIEVED IN THE COMPARATIVELY SHORT PERIOD OF THE A.R.P. CAMPAIGN WERE REVEALED TO THE "SUNDAY HERALD" YESTERDAY.
Over 20,000 people, one third of them Europeans, have passed through various courses of A.R.P. and may be said to have general knowledge of emergency measures.
Twenty fully qualified European and nine Chinese Air Raid Warden Instructors are working under the general guidance of the A.R.P. Officer, Wing Commander A.H.Steele Perkins, and are lecturing at present to 500 Air Raid Warden "undergraduates," who are shortly to take their final examinations.
Schools are being given special courses of instruction and are preparing their own dug outs.
Twenty emergency fire stations are being established on the Hong Kong side and ten in Kowloon.
A corps of cyclists to act as messengers in the event of telephone breakdowns is being created.
SERVICE FOR BOY SCOUTS
Five hundred Boy Scouts in the Colony have been placed at the disposal of Wing Commander Steele Perkins.
With the consent of their parents, the boys will be trained as messengers.
They will be formed into different groups, the main object of their service being to convey necessary information from bombed areas to the nearest Air Raid Warden Stations.
In addition, the Colony will be served by a group of cyclists who will act as despatch riders.
Forty five members of the Hong Kong Cycling Club have tendered their services and will be trained, under the supervision of the A.R.P. Department, in what to do in an emergency.