The Power to Save Lives in Disasters学ぼうBOSAI 命を守るチカラ

  • 3 x 10 min.
  • English, Spanish, M/E, HD

©NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)

“The Power to Save Lives in Disasters “is a program that will touch the hearts of children and adults to think deeply about disaster prevention. Varied natural disasters assault the Japanese islands. The Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, the Great East Japan Earthquake snatched away many precious lives. In order to deal with disasters, children and adults must understand what happens when natural disasters occur, and think about what they can do to protect lives.
In this series, the reporter investigates the people that work to provide disaster relief. In addition to introducing the latest in disaster relief, the program sends messages to the children on what to do to protect against disasters.

1. Tokyo Fire Department’s Hyper Rescue / 東京消防庁 消防救助機動部隊・ハイパーレスキュー

Tokyo Fire Department’s Fire Rescue Task force, commonly called Hyper Rescue is visited at their training facility and the preparation and training of the team members are introduced. Commander Masatoshi Shimoyama talks about his first-hand experiences during the Great East Japan Earthquake, and gives his thoughts on what we should do after a major fire or earthquake.

2. Rescue Dog and Handler / 災害救助犬・指導手

In a major earthquake, when buildings collapse or landslides happen, only human eyes may not be enough to find people needing rescue. This is where the excellent sense of smell of rescue dogs are needed. The camera follows rescue dog handler Shoko Furukawa and her dog teammate, Tae, during their training.

3. Developing Rescue Robots / ロボット開発で災害に備える

One means for dealing with disasters is the development of various robots to aid humans in disaster relief efforts. In this episode, we will see a helicopter-like robot, and a robot that entered the nuclear power plant after an explosion during the Great East Japan Earthquake, and more.