Deaf persons in Kawasaki-shi participates in rescue practice using emergency e-mail system
July 8, 2017

On July 7, the members, both Deaf and hearing, of a sign language club who come into action in Takatsu-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture next to Tokyo practiced flood disaster rescue with officers of Takatsu Police Station and Takatsu Fire Department.

Practice took place near Futago-bashi Bridge by the assumption for which a member found the person drowning at Tama-gawa River.

The members learned how to use the emergency e-mail 110 system of the Prefecture Police. (photo)

Practical use has started with the emergency e-mail 110 system since 2003 according to Takatsu Police Station. Actual use in the prefecture was 259 cases last year, while this year 104 cases by the end of May.

The officers of the Police Station explained an aim of the practice; "There are Deaf or hard of hearing people who don't know how to report yet using the emergency e-mail system. We'd like to tell them about the emergency system already existed as well as how to use it." 

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