A death toll from
residential fires is on the rise.
In order to prevent
further casualties, the revised Fire Defense Law and
Funabashi’s City Ordinance mandate “the related
persons”; owners, dwellers or others of private
residences to install fire alarms in bed rooms,
kitchens, staircases of existing private residences
including condominiums, and apartments by June 2008.
Incidentally the fire
alarm’s installation at new homes had already been
mandated since June 2007.
If you live in a
house/condominium/apartment to let, you are
recommended to talk with its manager or owner first.
battery-operated fire alarm easily installable at
ceilings/walls and workable for 10 years can be
purchased for ￥4,000〜6,000,
you are advised to install ones as soon as possible
to protect you and your family against fires.
be sure the fire alarm has “NS label” by Japan Fire
Equipment Inspection Institute, indicating that the
device meets the standards required by law.