Fire

FIRE

In case of fire, shout "Kaji-da!" (Fire!) to alert others and dial 119 immediately. Clearly and calmly give your name and phone number and describe the location of the fire.

DIALLING 119

119:

119ban. Shobo desu. Kaji desu ka? Kyukyu desu ka?

 

(Fire Department. Do you have a fire or a medical emergency?)


You:

Kaji desu.

 

(A fire.)


119:

Basho wa doko desu ka?

 

(Where is the location of the fire?)


You:

(AREA NAME)cho(BLOCK NUMBER)chome(BUILDING NUMBER)ban(APT NUMBER)go desu.

 

(Apt#×× ○○ Town ××-△△.)


119:

Nani ga moete imasu ka?

 

(What is burning?)


You:

eg. Tonari no ie ga moete imasu.

 

(eg. The house next door.)


119:

Anata no onamae to ima otskai no denwa bango wo oshiete kudasai.

 

(Please tell me your name and the number of the phone you are using now.)


You:

(NAME)desu. (PHONE NUMBER)desu.

 

(My name is ○○ and phone number is △△△-△△△△.)


119:

Wakarimashita. Shobosha ga sugu ni ikimasu.

 

(Okay. A fire engine will be there soon.)

CALLING 119 FROM DIFFERENT TYPES OF PHONES:

  • For cell phones, dial 119 and tell an operator this report is from a cell phone, the location of the fire and your cell phone number. An operator from the Control Room might call you to reconfirm the location etc, so do not turn off your cell phone. If there is a landline phone or payphone around you, we advise you to use either one. Because calling 119 from both landline phones and payphones make a computer in the Control Room show the number and address of the phone you are using.
  • For landline phones (at home or at work) and for grey payphones, lift the receiver and dial 119.
  • For green payphones, lift the receiver, push the emergency call button and dial 119. It is not necessary to insert a coin or telephone card.
  • For red and pink phones which are the most common phones in shops, you can get a person from the shop to call for you or get them to insert the key into the telephone and dial 119. No need to insert a coin or telephone card. Some pink phones have the emergency call button.

WHEN A FIRE STARTS:

While a fire is still in its initial stages, try to put it out yourself. Slowly and evenly cover the burning object with the fire extinguisher's powder. Don't aim the powder directly on the flame. When an oil fire starts, use wet towels to cover the object. Don’t pour water to the burning oil because of danger.

TO ESCAPE A FIRE SAFELY:

Stay close to the floor and cover your nose and mouth with a wet towel or handkerchief to avoid breathing in smoke.

FIRE FIGHTING ADVICE:

The Fire Department is able to assist with all fire related disaster prevention advice. Contact them to discuss fire fighting methods and maintenance of fire extinguishers, their purchase, etc.
FIRE DEPARTMENT: 088-822-8151

A recorded message is also available providing information on outbreaks of fires in the city district.
RECORDED TELEPHONE SERVICE: 088-822-9922