August 13, 2015
Assuming a first aid site, the fire fighters do
the drill in which sign language was included.
Ebetsu-shi Fire Department located in Japan's northern island held the first sign language workshop for its fire fighters on August 12 at the Fire Fighting Head Office in the city.
To make the communication with a Deaf person smooth at a first aid site, about 30 fire fighters learned a basic sign language such as ambulance, hospital, the fire, "What happened?" "Could I make a contact to someone?," etc.
Three fire fighters in a group worked together on practice to meet the need of the Deaf person who complains of bad condition. They were even encouraged to use gestures.