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Architectural Idea Turns Restrooms into Fireproof Refuges

Architectural Idea Turns Restrooms into Fireproof Refuges

SEJONG, Feb. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – Among this month’s three “new architectural technologies” chosen by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport was a restroom design that can function as a shelter in case of fire.  In the new design, a water barrier is created at the restroom’s entrance by sprinklers during an emergency, preventing [...]

Jeju Crime Wave Prompts Installation of Scream-Triggered Smart Alarms in Public Restrooms

Jeju Crime Wave Prompts Installation of Scream-Triggered Smart Alarms in Public Restrooms

JEJU, Dec. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – In an effort to temper the rising crime rate on Jeju Island – one of Korea’s most popular holiday destinations – municipal officials from the two biggest cities on the island, Jeju and Seogwipo, have decided to equip public restrooms with smart alarms triggered by noises indicating a criminal [...]

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. [...]