Yokohama Volunteer Fire Corps Manual

A. Case Study Overview

1. Activity/ Project Title:
Yokohama Volunteer Fire Corps Manual
2. Themes:
Disaster
3. Summary:  

This is a manual to put the knowledge and skills needed to work as volunteer fire corps in practice. It aims at improving disaster response capacity of volunteer fire corps.

4. Sector:
City : Yokohama Fire Bureau
5. Implementation Period:

6. Project Site :
Yokohama city
7. Stakeholders&Partners:
Volunteer fire fighters

B. Objective:

8. Objectives:
To Improve disaster response capacity of the members of the volunteer fire corps

C. Activities

9. /Activities:

Members of the volunteer fire corps are the people who generally have regular jobs or are students. The manual was developed to effectively share the knowledge and skills needed to work as volunteer fire corps, while commuting or during work breaks.

D. Challenges and solutions:

10. Challenges and solutions:

As the members’ are engaged in their regular work during normal times, there is a difficulty for many volunteer fire corps to participate in the corps’ education and training. In order to protect citizen’s life and property from disasters, this manual is needed for the members to access and learn specific knowledge and technique at any time.

E. Outcomes and Impacts:

11. Outcomes&Impacts:
  • The manual is publicly accessible on Yokohama Fire Department website.
  • IN their free time, volunteer fire corps  members can continuously improve their skills needed during disasters. This manual can be utilized as the precursor to the actual training.

F. Budget:

12. Budget:

13. Source:
City budget
 
 

 

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