Nago Fire Station HQ to move to Okita

The Nago Fire Station Headquarters, currently located in Agarie, will be moving to Okita in the fiscal year 2016.

The new headquarters feature larger and improved training buildings plus a heliport for emergency helicopters serving the northern parts of the island.

In addition, the current headquarter facilities are located only three meters above the sea level, which is a concern as officials say they are afraid that the fire station would not be able to function if a tsunami would occur. The new facility will be on much higher ground about 21 meters above the sea level.