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15 Disaster Prevention, Fire & Medical Emergencies

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15-1 Earthquakes

(1) If you are at homec
Keep calm and protect yourself covering your head with futon. If you were using any sources of fire, turn them off when shaking calm down. If a fire starts, put it out with a fire extinguisher quickly and calmly. Actuate electric breaker.
(A) Ensure your  safety first.
Fix furniture and home appliance that could not fall over or move around.
(B) If you feel tremores, check all fire sources, extinguish all flames and close all gas taps. Turn off  the breaker.
(C) Do not rush outside.
(D) Open windows and doors to  secure an exit.
(E)  Be careful for shattered glass.
Keep flashlight and slippers nearby for electric failure
(F) Evacuate on foot

(2) If you are outside...
Beware of falling or collapsed objects. Be away from a concrete or stone wall, a cliff, and a riverside. Walk along a wide street. Evacuate to a safe building nearby to avoid falling glass shards if you are in inner city.

(3) If you are in an underground city...
Do not panic; cover yourself behind a wall or a post. Underground cities are resistant to earthquakes, but blackout or fire may cause chaos. Follow attendants' instructions. You should reach an exit as long as you walk along a wall.

(4) If you are in a department store or a theater...
Do not rush to an exit. Follow attendants' instructions and act calmly

(5) If you are on a train or a bus...
Prepare against a crash halt. It may be dangerous to rush outside immediately from an emergency exit. Do not panic, follow crews' instructions calmly.

(6) If you are in an elevator...
Hit all floors and get off at the nearest floor. If the elevator is caught between floors, call an emergency center using emergency telephone and wait for the rescue. The most important thing is to calm down.

(7) Preparations on a routine basis
(A) Participate in emergency drills to learn how to behave in an emergency.
(B) Hold family meetings on disaster prevention. Make sure the location of emergency supplies and check evacuation areas, sites and routes.
(C) Check and reinforce the earthquake-resistance of the building (e.g. posts, a foundation, roofing tiles).
(D) Reinforce concrete and stone walls to prevent from collapsing.
(E) Anchor furniture to prevent from falling down.
(F) Install a fire extinguisher.
(G) Have emergency supplies ready. Stockpile of food and drinking water

(8) Disaster prevention activities of the city (town)

The city (town) establishes the disaster management office when a serious disaster breaks out or is predicted. The disaster management office is organized with the mayor as a general manager and municipal officers and volunteer firemen as staff. It works for emergency measure to secure citizens' lives, property and safety.
œFujimi-shi Anshin Anzen-kaFtel.049-251-2711
œFujimino-shi Kikikanri Bousai-ka Bousai-kakariFtel.049-262-9017
œMiyoshi-machi Jichi Anshin-ka Bousai Koutsu Anzen-

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15-2 Typhoons
 At Japan Meteorological Agency homepage you can check a track of a typhoon and weather information.
You can access to a hazard map which forecast damage of natural hazard at the city government homepage. Check if your local area whether natural hazard is apt to occur.
Guerrilla rainstorm, or unexpectedly strong rain for the region often occurs recently.
Check weather forecast or homepages in case of strong rain to guard yourself.

œFujimi-shi Anshin Anzen-kaFtel.049-251-2711
œFujimino-shi Kiki Kanri Bousai-ka Bousai-kakariF
œMiyoshi-machi Jichi Anshin-ka BousaiEKotsu Anzen-tantoF

[Homepage for information for disaster prevention]
Japan Meteorological Agency homepage
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
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gDisaster prevention information of riverh in Saitama prefecture
[Hazard map]
Hazard map of Fujimi-shi
Hazard map of Fujimino-shi
Hazard map of Miyoshi-machi

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15-3 Foreign language broadcasts in an emergency
  Information on damage and rescue is broadcasted in English when a disaster breaks out.
(1) Radio
Inter FM: 76.1 MHZ, NHK 2: 693 KHZ
(2) TV
NHK main channel 1 (the second sound channel), NHK's satellite broadcasting 1 & 2 (the second sound channel)

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15-4 Fires & medical emergencies

(1) For fires, rescue or ambulance, dial 119
  Yell for help when a fire breaks out. In the case of house fire, fire extinguisher works if fire has not reached the ceiling. However, if you feel danger, do not attempt too much and evacuate immediately. Keep your head down in smoke.

(2) Fire extinguisher
  There are several types of fire extinguisher (e.g. dry chemical, pressurized water, foam). The way of operation and valid period depend on the type. Learn how to use your extinguisher and check it periodically.

(3) Emergency contact system
 In the event of an injury, sudden illness, or fire, equipment can be rented to the fire department immediately. The target is a household with only the elderly or disabled, who has a chronic illness. For details please consult the office
œ Fujimi-shi Kourei Fukushi-kaFtel.049-252-7108 (direct line)
œ Fujimino-shi Kourei Fukushi-kaFtel.049-262-9038 (direct line)
œ Miyoshi-machi Yakuba Fukushi-ka Ftel.049-258-0019 (extension176)

(4) NET119 emergency call system
The Iruma Eastern District Administrative Association operates the NET119 emergency call system for those who have difficulty making a 119 call by voice.
The system uses the web (Internet) function of smartphones and mobile phones to make a 119 call with simple screen operations.
User registration application is necessary for the use.
[Inquiry] Iruma Eastern district Administrative Association Fire Department Headquarters, Commands and Control Division
E-mail: sirei-01@irumatohbu119.jp

(5)e-mail and fax 110
Saitama prefectural police headquarter provides uFAX 110v and@uE-mail 110v for hearing-impaired and speaking-impaired person to call police station when he/she happened to meet an accident or trouble. 
 Reporting system of E-mail 110 is connecting to private homepage and reporting by chatting. Address for reporting (URL)
  E-mail 110: http//saitama110.jp/
  FAX 110: 0120-264-110

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15-5 Ambulance

 Dial 119 to call an ambulance in case of medical emergencies such as a sudden illness or a serious injury. Ambulance service is free of charge. To secure ambulances for emergency, please use your own car or taxi in the case of a minor injury.

(1) Necessary information to ask for ambulance service
  (A) Where the patient is
  (B) Your name and telephone number
  (C) Landmarks around you
  (D) Condition of the patient

(2) How to call 119
  Tell clearly the type of emergency (fire or medical emergencies) as well as the location and address.
  (A) Fire: Kaji desu
  (B)Medical emergencies: Kyukyu desu
  (C)Please send an ambulance: Kyukyusha wo onegai shimasu

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15-6 Actions in case of missiles flying to Japan
 If missiles are about to hit Japan possibly, a special siren sounds in addition to emergency warning system (radio and TV broadcasts in Japanese) utilizing Japanfs satellite-based disaster warning system. Emergency alert email is sent to persons in a specific area at the same time.
In case you received emergency information, take action immediately.

[When you are outdoors]
-Go into a nearby building (a substantial concrete building if possible)
-If you canft find a building nearby, take cover or lie flat on the ground.
[When you are indoors]
-Stay away from windows or move to a room without windows.

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