Buddhist Monks Learn Firefighting In China

August 21, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Sify News


Buddhist monks in China are undergoing training to combat fires so that they can handle emergencies in their temples.

More than 60 monks from 11 temples and Buddhist institutes displayed their skills on how to operate fire extinguishers, hoses and other modern equipment at the first Hangzhou Buddhist Firefighting Competition held Friday at a temple in east China's Zhejiang province.