Fire Prevention Day at Cultural Properties Zenko-ji Fire extinguishing at national treasure main hall Firefighting drill Nagano Jan 26 13:39
Firefighting drills were held at Zenko-ji Temple in Nagano City on the assumption that a fire broke out on the precincts in accordance with "Cultural Property Fire Prevention Day" on the 26th.
The Cultural Heritage Fire Prevention Day was set on January 26, 1949, when the mural painting of Kondo was burned by fire at Horyuji Temple in Nara.
Approximately 130 people, including firefighters and temple officials, participated in the training conducted at Zenko-ji Temple in Nagano City, and started with the assumption that an earthquake occurred and a fire broke out in a building near the National Treasure Hondo.
Persons involved in the temple guided foreigners who were in the main hall as tourists to the outside using megaphones translated into English and Chinese, etc., and evacuated, as well as water discharge facilities installed on the roof of the main hall Has been activated.
The firefighters rushed to the building using pumps and hoses installed on the grounds to simultaneously flood the building and check the procedure to prevent the spread of fire.
Last year a fire broke out at Notre Dame Cathedral in France and Shuri Castle in Okinawa Prefecture.
Kiichi Yamashita, chief of the Nagano Fire Department's central fire department, said, "There are a number of cases where fires have burned cultural assets, so we want to work with related organizations to prepare for emergencies."