Relief and Rescue of Residents with Disaster Prevention Merit “Western Japan Heavy Rain” Prime Minister September 20, 13:04

Prime Minister Abe commends Hiroshima, Okayama, Ehime and other fire brigades and police headquarters as disaster prevention merits for helping to rescue and rescue isolated residents in last year's heavy rains in western Japan. Did.

The disaster prevention service commendation honors individuals and organizations that have contributed to disaster relief activities and the development of disaster prevention systems. Five people and 84 organizations will be honored. At the ceremony, Prime Minister Abe attended.

Of these, Uwajima, Ehime Prefecture, representing 59 organizations, including Hiroshima and Okayama Prefectures, and the fire brigade, police headquarters, and the Self-Defense Forces in Ehime Prefecture, who rescued and rescued residents who were isolated during last year's “West Japan heavy rain” A letter of commendation was handed by Prime Minister Abe to the head of the city fire brigade Seiji Inagaki.

And Prime Minister Abe said, “You have been devoted to ensuring the safety of residents, saving lives, and reducing damage.

In addition, “Our mission is to use lessons learned from disasters for future disaster countermeasures, and to reduce the number of people who suffer from damage. I would like to continue making efforts to build a country that is resilient to disasters. "