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Update: June 10, 2013

Dealing with Earthquakes Series No.6

Making an Emergency Contact Plan for Your Family

To give a priority to an emergency call, use another way except regular telephone lines to contact your family

  • Anyone can use NTT's emergency contact service "Saigai-yo Dengon Dial 171".
  • The public telephones get priority connection from NTT, and it's more easy to access. So know where the nearest one is.
  • In times of disaster locations further away from where it occurred have faster connection. Therefore it is recommended to designate the phone number of a relative who lives in a different area as your contact point.

SAIGAI-YO DENGON DIAL

Free trail dial on 1st of month (Feb - Dec) except January and 30th Aug - 5th Sep
Remember "171" !

How to Use SAIGAI-YO DENGON DIAL

Record Message
1711
Listen
1712

Dial number that you want to contact in an area suffered or in an area away from disaster

  • Record message

    (30 second / message, up to 10 message)

  • Message replayed
telephone

Works for standard landlines (tone & pulse), public telephones, mobile phones, PHS
(Some service providers cannot connect)

SAIGAI-YO DENGON BORD for Mobile Phones

mobilephones
  • This is an email service
  • Service provided by NTT Docomo, au, Softbank
  • Check with your provider for details

(Valid as of March 2005)

40% "Cannot do a thing"

40% "Cannot do a thing"

A survey of what went on during the Hanshin-Awaji Great Earthquake in 1995 showed that 39.5% of people "could do nothing". People tend to freeze with fear and panic when faced with a natural disaster like a powerful earthquake. Being able to act calmly in emergency situations means that danger is controlled and lives are saved. It is well worth making a plan with your family about what you will do in an emergency.

What Happened After Hanshin-Awaji Great Earthquake (Survey Results)

What Happened After Hanshin-Awaji Great Earthquake (Survey Resul

(Record of Hanshin-Awaji Great Earthquake by Kobe Fire Department.)

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