ŸEvent Name International Volunteer Fire Service Conference
ŸPeriod May 13 (Tues) - May 18 (Sun), 2008
ŸCONFERENCE    SCHEDULE
¥May 13th (Tues) - Arrivals in Tokyo and Welcome Reception
(late afternoon)
¥May 14th (Weds) - AM: Inspection Tour of City Fire Facilities /
Measures
PM: Meeting relating to volunteer fire service issues
¥May 15th (Thurs) - AM: Meeting relating to Large-Scale
Disaster issues etc.
PM: Inspection Tour around Metropolis
¥May 16th (Fri) - To Kansai (Western Japan) area.
Tour of Hanshin-Awaji earthquake points.
Visit Volunteer Fire Department
¥May 17th (Sat) - Inspection Tour of Kansai area
¥May 18th (Sun) - Departures from Japan
ŸPURPOSE Deepen the relationship among fire industry professionals, exchange information at an international level, strengthen international collaboration and friendships towards the mutual development and improvement of fire fighting activities world-wide.
ŸSUPPORTED BY Fire and Disaster Management Agency, Ministry of Internal Affairs and communications, Fire Chieffs Association of Japan, National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster, National Governorsf Association, Japan Association of City Mayors, National Association of Towns and Villages 60th Anniversary of Municipal Fire & Disaster Prevention Support Project (the Worldfs first such meeting being held in Japan)
ŸVENUE Toshi Center Hotel
(Reception, Conference, Accommodations for presentater)
2-4-1 Hirakawa-cho Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 102-0093 Japan
ŸTHEME Meeting Themes
  a) Issues Confronting Volunteer Firefighters Worldwide *
  b) How to combat large-scale disasters and terrorism
Each participating country is asked to report on their own situation and issues, and join the exchange of opinions and expertise.
* Representatives from Japan, USA and Europe will make special presentations on theme eaf.
ŸParticipating    Countries (1)USA    (2)Canada    (3)German    (4)UK      (5)Switzerland
(6)Finland   (7)Holland  (8)Austria   (9)Australia  (10)New Zealand 
(11)China  (12)Japan 
ŸOrganizers Japan Firefighters Association
ŸCo-hosts Fire and Disaster Management Agency, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, National Governors' Association, Japan Association of City Mayors, National Association of Towns & Villages, Fire Chief's Association of Japan, Hyogo Prefecture, Kobe City
ŸSponsorship Cabinet Office(Director General for Disaster Management), , The National Association of Commercial Broadcasters in Japan, The Japan Newspaper Publishers & Editors Association, The Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Japan Business Federation, Tokyo Fire Department, Council of Local Authorities for International Relations, Japan Fire Protection Association, Fire Protection Equipment and Safety Center of Japan, Mutual Aid Fund for Official Casualties and Retirement of Volunteer Firefighters, Japan Fire research of diffusion society, Japan Association for Safety of Hazardous Materials, Japan Fire Equipment Inspection Institute, Hazardous Materials Safety Techniques Association, Institute for Fire Safety & Disaster Preparedness, The General Insurance Association of Japan, Japan Fire Engineering Qualification Center, Japan Municipal Development Corporation
ŸCooperation Fire Equipment Association of Japan, Japan Fire Alarms Manufacture's Association, Japan Fire Retardant Association, Fire Extinguishing Systems and Their Leading Manufacturers Association, Japan Fire Pump Association, Japan Fire Sign Association, Japan Fire Escape Equipment Manufacture Association, Japan Fire Hose Manufacturers' association, Japan Fire-fighting Equipments Manufactures' Association