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東京消防庁

東京の消防 東京の消防

Volunteer Fire Corps

東京の消防 消防団

Volunteer Fire Corps Membership

消防団員の身分

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

消防団の技能講習

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
16,000 Personnel (Capacity) 10,427
58 Corps 40
Fire station Management (by) Municipality
Common
Fire coat: green & dark-blue
Helmet: green
Gear Varied
  • 特別区消防団 Tokyo 23-ward corps
  • 多摩・島しょ地区消防団 Tama/Island corps

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.)
Structure Steel frame
equipment Electric, Plumbing
  • 分団本部施設の写真1
  • 分団本部施設の写真2

Portable Pump Loading Vehicle

可搬ポンプ積載車

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.

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