October 3, 2016
There is the system which "119 Emergency Report" that can be made by touching the screen of smart phone through the internet.
The system has an advantage for a Deaf person to report quickly with a global positioning system (GPS), too. (photo)
The number of the fire fighting head office which has introduced the system is increasing rapidly. About 150 head offices is five times four years before the system adopted.
The Fire and Disaster Management Agency (FDMA) under the Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications has the policy on unification of the system across Japan, planning to start discussion to gather ideas or information by March, 2017. They aim at practical use nationwide by the time end of 2018.