|The Deaf students write and fax following the instruction |
of the fire-fighting commander assistant (right).
Matsuyama-shi Fire Prevention and Control Administration in Ehime Prefecture, part of western Japan, held the workshop for the first time in the Prefectural Matsuyama School for the Deaf on November 6, aiming at teaching the Deaf students how to use the emergency report method smoothly.
Seventeen junior and high school students learned how to notify to the fire department by fax.
When a fire or an emergency case occurs, the tools which a Deaf person can notify in written form such like e-mail or an online report system are increasing in number, but hardly get recognized.