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S. Korea to Deploy ‘Ambulance Drones’ at Mountains Next Year

S. Korea to Deploy ‘Ambulance Drones’ at Mountains Next Year

SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea seeks to deploy first-aid drones at popular mountains next year to deliver emergency medical supplies to victims on time, officials said Friday. The state-run Korea National Park Service (KNPS) said it plans to introduce 32 “ambulance drones” at 16 national mountain parks across the country next year. [...]

Hyundai Motor Invests in Israeli Tech Startup MDGo

Hyundai Motor Invests in Israeli Tech Startup MDGo

SEOUL, Jun. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea’s largest carmaker by sales, said Monday it will invest in Israeli technology startup MDGo to develop vehicles that automatically call an ambulance in the case of car accidents. Hyundai Motor’s investment centers on embedding the Israel firm’s advanced technologies in its next-generation vehicles, the [...]

More Patients with Respiratory Ailments Use Ambulances amid Severe Air Pollution

More Patients with Respiratory Ailments Use Ambulances amid Severe Air Pollution

SEOUL, Apr. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of cases in which emergency responders drove ambulances to take people affected by respiratory ailments to hospitals rose to a five-year high in the first quarter of the year amid an onslaught of worsened air pollution, government data showed Wednesday. The data from the National Fire Agency [...]

Ambulances Upgraded with New Technology to Protect Paramedics from Unruly Patients

Ambulances Upgraded with New Technology to Protect Paramedics from Unruly Patients

SEOUL, Mar. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The city of Seoul announced on Thursday that it will install warning broadcasts and emergency bells within ambulances to protect 119 paramedics from drunk citizens and others. The first 119 ambulance to feature the new technology is based at the Yangcheon Fire Station, which plans to issue a warning [...]

SK Telecom’s Navigation App to Alert Drivers to the Presence of Ambulances

SK Telecom’s Navigation App to Alert Drivers to the Presence of Ambulances

SEOUL, Jul. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s top mobile carrier SK Telecom Co. said Thursday its navigation application, “T map,” will alert drivers to the presence of nearby ambulances and fire trucks in cases of emergency starting next week. In partnership with the National Fire Agency and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, [...]

Fire Departments Equip Themselves with Wearable Cameras for En Route Monitoring of Patients

Fire Departments Equip Themselves with Wearable Cameras for En Route Monitoring of Patients

JEONJU, South Korea, Aug. 31 (Korea Bizwire) – Starting September 1, the JB (Jeonbuk) Fire Headquarters (North Jeolla Province) will be spearheading a pilot operation, which will equip its medical team with wearable cameras.  According to the headquarters, the cameras will be used to relay patients’ conditions to doctors and receive emergency guidance en route [...]

Emergency Ambulances Designated for Heatwaves Now Equipped with Ice Vests

Emergency Ambulances Designated for Heatwaves Now Equipped with Ice Vests

SEOUL, June 13 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Public Safety and Security’s Central Fire Service has designated 1,317 ambulances across Korea specifically for use during heatwaves, according to a report released on Sunday. These ‘heatwave ambulances’ will have nine different first aid kits, including ice vests, saline solution, intravenous injection set, and oral electrolyte solution. [...]