An 18 year old boy was recently awarded a certificate of appreciation from the Japanese government for preventing fire.
On Sept 19, Sakuraga Kawazu was on the way to the convenience store, when he noticed the fire at the entrance of a house. The boy immediately called 119, and rang a doorbell and, knocked on the door to inform a woman in her 70s who lived alone. The woman was about to go to bed, after getting informed she put the fire out herself.
Kawazu said, “I had been watching an anime series about firefighters (Fire Force) in action, so I was able to face the situation calmly“.
The presentation ceremony took place in the Central Fire Station, Where the chief, Kanji Yoshihara said: “Thanks to the calm and serenity of the actions, we could only come out with flying colors. I would like to express my gratitude for the series of actions undertaken”
Fire Force Synopsis
Kodansha describes the Fire Force anime as following:
The city of Tokyo is plagued by a deadly phenomenon: spontaneous human combustion! Luckily, a special team is there to quench the inferno: The Fire Force! The fire soldiers at Special Fire Cathedral 8 are about to get a unique addition. Enter Shinra, a boy who possesses the power to run at the speed of a rocket, leaving behind the famous “devil’s footprints” (and destroying his shoes in the process). Can Shinra and his colleagues discover the source of this strange epidemic before the city burns to ashes?Kodansha
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