A fire drill was conducted at Bangabazar Market in Dhaka on Saturday, marking the International Fire Prevention Day.
Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defense arranged the programme early on Saturday, said a release.
Deputy Director of Fire Service and Civil Defense (Dhaka division), Dinmoni Sharma led the hour-long fire drill.
Some 20 units from seven fire stations participated in the programme. Some local people, including the owners of shops and security guards, also joined the programme.
Fire Prevention Day is observed on October 9. The day aims at promoting awareness on the ways to prevent fire disasters.
The celebration of the day recognises the work of the firefighters who relieve people during emergency situations.