We teach International Standards of Fire Safety to Japanese National Firefighters

Okinawa Translator interpreters support contracted staff from agencies and colleges in the United States who teach International Standards of Fire Safety to Japanese National Firefighters at Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Foster Okinawa, Japan and Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan.

Our on-site team specializes in providing translation and interpreting services for Hazardous Materials Awareness and Fire Safety courses in Okinawa, Japan & Iwakuni, Japan.


Below are just some of the many courses we have had experience translating and teaching:

  • International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA) Manuals & Certification

  • Fire and Emergency Safety

  • Hazardous Materials Technician

  • Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety & Survival

  • Firefighting Strategy and Tactics

We support the two main areas in Japan where these courses are offered, but can send our translators/interpreters to any other location in Japan if needed.

  • Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Foster Okinawa, Japan

  • Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan

Please contact Okinawa Translator for a translation quote or to book an interpreter.


In the classroom our on-site interpreters work with Department of Defense (DoD) Fire Emergency Service Assistants and newly recruited or senior firefighters to either learn new lessons or refresh skills regarding Fire Safety and Hazardous Material Safety.

Our team has experience translating and teaching the following fire fighting and safety training courses.  For each course, Okinawa Translator translates the manuals and PowerPoint slides, as well as the evaluations for testing.

  • Fire Officer I, II

  • Fire Inspector I, II

  • HAZMAT Responder Awareness, Operations

In the classroom our Japanese interpreter works alongside the Accredited Fire Service instructor and interprets lessons with 100% accuracy.  Any questions from students are answered with the help from our Japanese Interpreter.

Our secondary interpreter works together with the test evaluator/proctor because the test evaluator is English speaking and may have limited ability to assist the students while taking the test (i.e., word definitions, sentence structure), our interpreter can assist with this process.

Fire Fighting classes have a week long schedule with daily instruction from Monday-Thursday and the final test being on Friday.  Saturdays are always left open and available for students who would like more time to review the material and retest.  In previous instances, our team’s interpretation support and assistance was so well received that students were ready to take the final test on Thursday rather than Friday.

Our team is fully aware of the mission of ProBoard and International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) to reinforce a high quality, uniformly delivered accreditation system.

Our translation office is located in Okinawa, Japan.  Please contact us if you have any questions about how we can support interpretation and translation of your Fire Safety Training Certification courses.