東広島市立図書館/東広島市デジタルアーカイブ

わたしたちの東広島市(英語)

6 Our safe lives

(1)Protecting people from fire

日本語中国語ポルトガル語

Higashihiroshima City Fire Brigade has a Homentai (army corps) in each town (2 Homentai in Saijo Cho), made up of 1,637 members in total (as of April 1, 2015). Members of the Fire Brigade take part in activities to protect the safety of the community while working in other fields at ordinary times.
Their role is to work with firefighters to protect people from disasters (fires, typhoons, floods, earthquakes, etc.).
 They also search for missing people, prevent fires, and participate in local events. They play an important role in the community.
 

Higashihiroshima City Fire Brigade New Year's Fire Review

【Comment from a member of the Fire Brigade 】
We have other jobs at ordinary times and work as members of the Fire Brigade when we receive orders.
We also train ourselves to be able to work as a team, especially in case of danger.
In case of fire, we fight fire with the firefighters and remain on site until we are sure the fire has been put out. We also search for missing people and protect people in case of disasters such as heavy rain.
We want to do something that is useful to local people.


Fire Brigade fire trucks at the New Year’s Fire Review

Who else keeps our community safe besides firefighters?

Let’s think about what we can do to prevent fire.
○Do not play with fire.
○Stop people from playing with fire.
○Check if there is anything combustible near tools that use fire, such as stoves and gas burners.
○Be prepared to call 119 in case of fire.
○Get to know facilities and equipment that prevent fire.