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Tokyo Fire Department to Take Part in Taipei’s Disaster Prevention Drill

At the invitation of Taipei City Government, the disaster operation units from Tokyo Fire Department will be attending the upcoming disaster prevention exercise during Min-an 1 Drill on April 28.
Mayor Ko Wen-je will preside over the drill which kicks off at the Emergency Operations Center at 10 AM. The participants will continue the exercises during the Wan-an 38 Air Raid Drill taking place between 1:30 PM and 2 PM in the afternoon. The remaining parts of the disaster prevention exercise will take place at the Liuzhangli army base in Xinyi District at 2:30 PM.
City agencies related to disaster prevention and rescue operations will also take part in this exercise, as well as Xinyi District Office and Daan District Office. Other participants include the Ministry of the Interior’s National Airborne Service Corps, the National Fire Agency, Ministry of Defense Third Command District, as well as volunteers and rescue teams from the private sector.
The Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) will also be taking part in the drills for the first time.
The upcoming drill will be based on a scenario where Taipei has been hit by a 7.5-magnitude earthquake. The districts of Daan, Xinyi, and Wenshan were reported to have been hit by intensity scale 6.0 shockwaves, resulting in building collapse and casualties. The scenario will also incorporate drills dealing with quake-induced gas explosions.
In light of the recent dry spell, the drill will use sprinkles, smaller fire hose, and recycled water to help conserve water resources.