SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Fire Agency announced on Thursday that it is looking for participants who are interested in riding in a fire engine during a nation-wide drill to make way for emergency vehicles scheduled for November 27.
The drill will see 215 fire departments across South Korea send fire engines to 440 locations including congested roads and other areas with difficult entry points, where the sound of sirens from emergency vehicles will have other cars move to the side to make way for them.
The ride-along program invites citizens to hop on board a fire truck to participate in the drill together to help them understand the urgency and the need to yield to emergency vehicles on the road.
The program is open for registration until November 26 at neighborhood fire stations across the country. Each fire station will accommodate three to four people for the ride.
The drill will commence simultaneously with civil defense training that will include fire evacuation exercises.
“We would like to ask all drivers to move to the side of the road when fire trucks are present, and pedestrians to refrain from crossing the road until emergency vehicles have passed,” said the National Fire Agency.
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