Volunteer Fire Corps
Volunteer Fire Corps Membership
As special, part-time local public service personnel, the members receive both regular pay and the special allowances for coping with disasters and conducting training.
They are provided with emergency gear including fire coats, working clothes and boots, and can be compensated for the injury at a disaster scene.
In addition, they can have physical checkups (inc., female medical exam.) to keep themselves in a desirable condition as emergency responders.
Volunteer Fire Corps Skills Course
The members can be offered the chances of obtaining various qualifications. As qualified personnel, some are actually at work as a Class C special ground radio operator, a Class B small ship navigator, a fire protection manager, a first aid instructor, a first aid promoter, and the like.
In addition, courses for sign language, English conversation, and others are also found for volunteer fire corps members.
Deployment of Volunteer Fire Corps
In Tokyo, volunteer fire corps are deployed in the Governor-managed special area, the mayor-managed Tama area, and the island areas.
Fire corps’ apparatus and uniforms vary with the municipality, and the members variedly receive payment and treatment. Meanwhile, they conduct disaster scene operations and give fire prevention advice as common missions. The facts of the corps are as follows:
|Tokyo's 23 Wards||Tama & Islands|
|Fire station||Management (by)||Municipality|
Fire coat: green & dark-blue
Facility, Portable Pump Loading Vehicle
The facility is used as the activity base of volunteer fire corps members.
It has a hangar for tools and a space for meetings and training. The place is mainly used as a gathering spot in case of disasters such as fires and earthquakes, for education and training, for equipment inspection, for meetings, and as the temporary center for guarding/vigilance.
|Facility Size and Structure etc.|
|Size||Total area 40 square meters〜 80 square meters
One-story house or two stories (The first floor is a warehouse, the second floor is a meeting space.)
Portable Pump Loading Vehicle
In the Special Ward area, there are 285 special emergency vehicles placed in service for the transportation of portable pumps and other equipment to disaster scenes.