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National Fire Agency Issues ‘Heart Saver’ Certificate to Citizens Who Saved Lives Through CPR

National Fire Agency Issues ‘Heart Saver’ Certificate to Citizens Who Saved Lives Through CPR

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Fire Agency announced on Wednesday that it had issued ‘heart saver’ certificates to 251 citizens responsible for conducting a successful heart resuscitation on emergency patients. Quick emergency measures by witnesses are crucial to saving a patient experiencing cardiac arrest. The agency has been issuing certificates to citizens [...]

National Fire Agency Launches CPR Awareness Campaign

National Fire Agency Launches CPR Awareness Campaign

SEOUL, Sept. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Fire Agency (NFA) will hold a week-long “Heart Racing 100″ campaign from Monday to make cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) fun to learn. The campaign will proceed with a “Heart Racing Dance,” which expresses cardiopulmonary resuscitation methods. Users will post short video of themselves dancing on Tik Tok, the [...]

Firefighter Receives Recognition from Animal Protection Agency After Resuscitating Cat

Firefighter Receives Recognition from Animal Protection Agency After Resuscitating Cat

CHUNCHEON, Mar. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean firefighter received a plate of appreciation from an animal protection agency on Thursday after rescuing and reviving a cat found at the site of a fire. Fire Capt. Park Min-hwa, leader of a rescue team at the Chuncheon Fire Station, received the plate from Cho Hee-kyung, [...]

South Korean Research Team Develops New Technology to Measure Chest Compression Depth

South Korean Research Team Develops New Technology to Measure Chest Compression Depth

SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – A coalition of research teams led by professor Oh Je Hyeok of the Emergency Medicine Department at Chung-ang University Hospital and professor Kim Tae Wook of the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Yonsei University announced on September 13 that it had successfully developed new technology that can [...]

Government to Fine Large Apartment Blocks Without CPR Equipment

Government to Fine Large Apartment Blocks Without CPR Equipment

SEOUL, Jul. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government is set to pass a law that will require large apartment complexes to be equipped with automated CPR devices in a bid to improve public safety. According to the new legislation concerning the Emergency Medical Service Act proposed by the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) [...]