March 9, 2016
Ishikari Fire Department in Hokkaido, a northern island of Japan, held a sign language training seminar on March 8.
27 fire fighters who participated in the seminar learned how to sign a basic greeting and signs which can be used at a first aid site such as "Do have a pain?", etc. (photo)
The lecturer who was Deaf introduced a gesture, a conversation by means of writing and fingerspelling besides the sign language to communicate with a Deaf person.
The Fire Fighting 0ffice has introduced a sign language seminar for its staff members since 2014 when Ishikari-shi established a sign language regulation for the first time at towns and villages in the whole country.