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Conducted the first training assuming a volcanic eruption disaster

Conducted the first training assuming a volcanic eruption disaster

2021 Disaster Prevention Exercise (Disaster Information and Communication Training) March 18 Sakurajima eruption hypothesis exercise using WEB conferencing system with the cooperation of SKY Perfect JSAT, Space Technology Development, NTT Docomo, Aerospace Research and Development Organization (JAXA), etc. He was executed.
This formation is based on the assumption that Sakurajima, Kagoshima Prefecture, erupted at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 18, 20XX, followed by an undersea volcanic eruption and the related earthquakes, tsunamis, and sediment disasters that caused it to erupt. accompany. was established in the Japanese Medical Association, and the damage situation in Kagoshima Prefecture was confirmed using satellite communications, etc., and the dispatch of the disaster medical team from the Japanese Medical Association (JMAT) was considered.
The meeting was opened on the day of the event, moderated by Executive Director Kimiyuki Nagashima. At the beginning, President Toshio Nakagawa offered his condolences for the earthquake of maximum seismic intensity of 6 or more that occurred off Fukushima Prefecture on March 16, then to Dr. Kagoshima Prefecture, who is in charge of this training. thanked the association, the Aira district medical association and the participating prefectural medical associations.
As for why the volcanic eruption was first picked up this time, “the Japanese archipelago is also called the volcanic archipelago, and there are concerns about severe impacts on networks transport, electrical power and communication networks due to volcanic eruptions such as volcanic rocks, volcanic ash and pyroclastic flows. He expressed hope for the results of the training, saying that satellite communications would not be significantly affected even in such a situation.
Takuya Ikeda, the president of Kagoshima Prefecture, praised the theme of the Sakurajima eruption. He stressed the need to create a system to prepare for the occurrence of volcanic disasters and work on multidisciplinary collaboration, saying that volcanic disasters are characterized by being complex disasters.
After greetings from Noriyuki Nakazono, director of the Kagoshima Medical Association (in charge of disaster medicine), and Yasuhiro Ozato, chairman of the Special Committee for Disaster Countermeasures of the House of Representatives, the training started. , “Characteristics of disaster eruption disaster medicine” explained by Hideaki Yoshihara, director of the Kagoshima Medical Association (in charge of disaster emergencies). then,posted separatelyThe training took place in accordance with the rhythm of the training.
In the exchange of opinions after the training, he began to feel that he reaffirmed the importance of preparedness, stressed that the response to volcanic disasters was postponed to earthquake disasters, etc., created lines guidelines and dementia in evacuation centres. There was a notice asking for the need to answer it.
Vice President Yuji Inoguchi, who made the summary, thanked those involved in this training and said that he was able to deepen his understanding of the issues specific to volcanic eruptions.

(Published separately) Course of the day

  • 2 days before the disaster Wednesday, March 16, 20XX
    In response to the possibility of a large-scale eruption from Sakurajima, the Kagoshima Prefecture Meteorological Observatory issued an evacuation order to people in need of assistance such as the elderly in Sakurajima. In response to the intention to send the “disaster area JMAT” to Kagoshima Prefecture, the Japanese Medical Association will set up a disaster response headquarters. For support from outside the prefecture, we also asked each medical association in the prefecture of the Kyushu Federation of Medical Associations to prepare the training of “JMAT Support”.
  • Thursday March 17, 1 day before the disaster
    JMAT shipment request completed. The system will be improved at the Japan Medical Association. In response to the urban area of ​​Kagoshima City becoming a disaster area, the medical association function of the Kagoshima Medical Association was transferred to Kirishima City. The alert level is raised to 5, and evacuation orders are issued to all the islands of Sakurajima.
  • 1st day of disaster March 18 (Friday)
    Sakurajima burst. The Japanese Medical Association confirms the safety of officers and employees and orders affected employees to report to work on public holidays and early.
    An underwater volcano off the northern coast of Sakurajima has erupted. Immediately afterwards, a 10-meter high tsunami and a magnitude 7 earthquake will occur.
  • 2nd day of the disaster March 19 (Saturday, the Japanese Medical Association’s closing day)
    Held a disaster response headquarters meeting. This large-scale disaster is named “Sakurajima eruption disaster”.
    Various damages such as volcanic bombs and land subsidence are occurring, and hospitals that are taking inpatients and are under siege are also reported.
    The regular operations of the Japanese Medical Association Secretariat will be suspended, and the cooperation of each member of the Disaster Relief Health Support Liaison Council will be sought, and the Federation of Kyushu Medical Association and each prefectural medical association will be requested for the JMAT.
    After a video conference with the Kagoshima Medical Association using satellite communication and a satellite conference call with the Aira District Medical Association, an online conference of prefectural medical associations was held. Consider explanations and arrangements regarding JMAT.
  • 8th day of disaster Friday March 25
    The Sakurajima eruption is over and the transportation network has been partially restored. As discussions about the DMAT withdrawal schedule have begun, many evacuees are expected to have a longer evacuation duration.
    JMAT’s mobile clinic started gradually. It has been confirmed that the Japanese Medical Association, Kagoshima Medical Association and “General JMAT” will discuss future disaster relief activities and promote JMAT’s generous dispatch system.
  • March 28 (Month) 10 days after the disaster
    The road is fully open. JMAT shipping will start from all over the country. As well. Beginning negotiations with the Cabinet Office through the Department of Health, Labor and Social Care regarding a Disaster Relief Law Enforcement Program to the JMAT dispatch.
  • Four weeks have passed since the disaster on April 15 (Friday)
    After confirming the situation with “J-SPEED”, it was decided to terminate the JMAT of prefectural medical associations other than Kyushu with the April 17 dispatch.
  • Eight weeks after the May 13 disaster (Friday)
    The novel coronavirus infection has spread rapidly locally. Seek the cooperation of the Japanese Society for Infection Control and Prevention.
    In order to secure beds for receiving coronavirus patients, we have restarted the “Meeting for Bed-Securing Measures for Patients with Coronavirus Infectious Diseases” and requested the cooperation of the Kyushu Federation of Medical Associations and from each prefectural medical association for vaccination in areas where the infection has spread.
  • 9 weeks after the May 20 disaster (Friday)
    With evacuation orders lifted, local medical needs plummeted. Following discussions with related parties, it will be decided this week to withdraw the “general JMATs” from outside the prefecture.
  • 10 weeks after the May 27 disaster (Friday)
    Kagoshima Medical Association ・ In consultation with “General JMAT”, it has been decided to terminate JMAT’s activities on June 10. We will also decide on a policy for sending JMAT II to support areas where there is a severe shortage of doctors.
  • 13 weeks after the June 17 disaster (Friday)
    An amending budget has been put in place by the Diet, and a budget request for the restoration was made in early April, so various subsidy procedures will be put forward.
Related Information
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