The Tokyo Fire Department has made use of Animal Crossing: New Horizons to educate people how to take care of themselves during natural disasters and prevent accidents from happening.
The fire department’s Twitter account first posted the following message (translated by NintendoSoup):
— 東京消防庁 (@Tokyo_Fire_D) July 22, 2020
“Our staff have moved to Bousai (disaster) island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. To take care of the residents of this island, we are transmitting information about bousai! Those interested to learn more, please mobilize yourself. Once preparations are complete we will share a My Design pattern.”
— 東京消防庁 (@Tokyo_Fire_D) July 16, 2020
“As disasters continue to fall on our entire country, opportunities to meet everyone and practice for natural disasters have decreased. We are now preparing ways to convey natural disaster safety tips in an easy to understand way.”
— 東京消防庁 (@Tokyo_Fire_D) July 25, 2020
“To prevent yourself from getting heat stroke, always remember to 1. hydrate yourself, 2. wear a hat, 3. turn on the air con or electric fan. To prevent water accidents from happening, 1. Always keep an eye on your children, 2. don’t swim after drinking sake (alcohol), 3. check weather reports.”
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