Isuzu Tochigi Plant grounds provided for Emergency Fire Response Team, Kanto Block joint training

October, 2016

Following a request from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications for help with billeting training space for its Emergency Fire Response Team*1 Kanto Block joint training, Isuzu made the Tochigi Plant grounds available for the training on October 17 and 18.

About 360 firefighters and 65 fire trucks from Saitama, Ibaraki and Yamanashi Prefectures gathered at the Tochigi Plant for those two days, carrying out mainly billeting training using air tents, along with support activity base training using its base facility truck*2, and fire truck refueling training.

*1 Emergency Fire Response Teams
Firefighting teams set up in 1995 to carry out efficient rescue activities based on lessons learned in the Great Hanshin Earthquake. Emergency Fire Response Teams were passed into law by the 2003 revision to the Fire Defense Organization Act, and to date have been dispatched on firefighting duties to disasters such as the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, the 2015 Kanto-Tohoku Heavy Rainfall Disaster, and the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquakes.

*2 Base facility truck
A truck that forms a base for supporting firefighting activities, loaded with equipment enabling the billeting of around 100 people. It carries logistics equipment to support firefighting activities for a long time under tough conditions, such as in earthquake disaster areas.

The Base facility truck by which they gathered in Isuzu Tochigi plant
  • Scene from billeting training