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International Fire Service Information Center

Fire Services in Japan

The IFSIC has translated a number of reference materials to introduce acts, regulations and systems relating to fire and disaster prevention in Japan. These include the English versions of the "Fire and Disaster Management Organization Act", "Fire Service Act", "Cabinet Order for Enforcement of the Fire Service Act", "Ministerial Ordinance for Enforcement of the Fire Service Act", "Cabinet Order Concerning the Control of Hazardous Materials" and "Guidelines for Maintenance of Fire Service Strength". Other English publications introducing the state of the fire service in Japan are "Fire Service in Japan", "Fire Prevention Administration in Japan", "Inspection System for Fire Protection Machinery and Tools in Japan" and "Inspection and Reporting System of Japan’s Fire Service".

White Paper on Fire Service
Overview of the 2019 White Paper on Fire Service Published in
Mar.2021
(PDF:1.0MB)
Extract of the 2019 White Paper on Fire Service Published in
Mar.2021
(PDF:8.1MB)
Overview of the 2018 White Paper on Fire Service Published in
May 2019
(PDF:1.0MB)
Extract of the 2018 White Paper on Fire Service Published in
Feb.2021
(PDF:10.5MB)
Overview of the 2017 White Paper on Fire Service Published in
Mar.2018
(PDF:0.4MB)
Extract of the 2017 White Paper on Fire Service Published in
Oct.2018
(PDF:9.2MB)
Overview of the 2016 White Paper on Fire Service Published in
Feb.2017
(PDF:0.8MB)
Extract of the 2016 White Paper on Fire Service Published in
Aug.2017
(PDF:7.0MB)
Overview of the 2015 White Paper on Fire Service Published in
May 2016
(PDF:1.5MB)
Extract of the 2015 White Paper on Fire Service Published in
Oct.2016
(PDF:3.8MB)
Editorial
The 70-Year History of the municipal Fire Service
Kyoichi Kobayashi
Professor of the Research Institute for Science & Technology,
Tokyo University of Science
Local Disaster Prevention February 2018
Published in
Aug.2018
(PDF:0.3MB)
Fire Services in Japan
Fire Service in Japan Published in
Mar.2015
(PDF:7.7MB)
FDMA Published in
Mar.2021
(English/Japanese)
①Fire Service System in Japan Published in
Nov.2015
(English:3.0MB)
②Outline of Measures for Fire Prevention and Safety under the Laws and Regulations of Fire Fighting (English:1.0MB)
③Overview of Hazardous Materials Regulations (English:1.1MB)
④Ambulance Services (English:0.9MB)
⑤Rescue Administration (English:3.8MB)
Fire Prevention Administration in Japan Published in
Mar.2013
(PDF:4.8MB)
Inspection System for Fire Protection Machinery and Tools in Japan Published in
Mar.2014
(PDF:4.4MB)
Inspection and Reporting System of Japan's Fire Service Published in
Mar.2015
(PDF:3.0MB)
①Fire Fighting Mutual Aid Fund Published in
Jan.2016
(English:11.7MB)
②Japan Fire Equipment Inspection Institute (English/Japanese:10.9MB)
③Outlines of Hazardous Materials Safety Techniques Association (English:6.4MB)
④Fire Equipment and Safety Center of Japan Published in
Mar.2021
(English/Japanese:15.7MB)
⑤Japan Fire Engineering Qualification Center Published in
Mar.2021
(English:0.9MB)
⑥Foundation for Ambulance Service Development Published in
Jan.2016
(English:3.5MB)
VOLUNTEER FIRE CORP
Thoughts on the Significance and Role of the Volunteer Fire Corps as the Core of Community Disaster Prevention
Local Disaster Prevention Jun.2016
Published in
Mar.2018
(PDF:0.2MB)
Fire Service Acts
Fire Service Act Published in
Feb.2015
(PDF:0.9MB)
Cabinet Order for Enforcement of the Fire Service Act Published in
Aug.2015
(PDF:0.9MB)
Ministerial Ordinance for Enforcement of the Fire Service Act Published in
Jul.2016
(PDF:3.4MB)
Fire and Disaster Management Organization Act Published in
May 2015
(PDF:0.3MB)
Cabinet Order Concerning the Control of Hazardous Materials Published in
Mar.2004
(PDF:0.7MB)
Guidlines for Maintenance of Fire Service Strength Published in
Oct.2015
(PDF:0.4MB)
Act Concerning the Measures for Protection of the Citizens in Armed Attack Situations,etc. Published in
Mar.2009
(PDF:0.8MB)