A workshop for the deaf on emergency held in Tokyo

A two-day workshop for the deaf on emergency was held in Fuchu City, Tokyo, on September 12-13, 2008. The participants eagerly learnt how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) with the help of interpreting and note taking.

The workshop was held for families with seniors and/or infants who needed care, as part of the special workshop series that the Fuchu Fire Station has conducted with the day since September 7.

Twenty eight deaf persons participated in the workshop for two days in total, learning how to do with the first aid and an artificial respiration, how to call an ambulance by writing the emergency telephone number, "191," on the ground, etc., with the instructions by a supervising staff from the Tokyo Emergency Society and volunteers.

Source : The Yomiuri Shimbun, September 16, 2008

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